When did U R Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) launch its 100th Satellite?

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The UR Rao Satellite Centre completed its 100th launch on 12 January 2018
The UR Rao Satellite Centre also is formerly known as the ISRO Satellite Centre and works under the authority of the Department of Space. It has given many launches including the INSAT series, IRS series, and GSAT Satellites.

When did U R Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) launch its 100th Satellite?

Overview
  • The UR Rao Satellite Centre is an Indian Space Research Organisation Centre that works for the designing, developing, and construction of Indian Satellite.
  • The establishment of URSC was done in 1972 under the Indian Scientific Satellite Project in the region of Peenya Industrial Estates of Bengaluru.
  • The founding Director of the ISAC is Dr. Udupi Ramchandra Rao, the Former Chairman of the Indian Space Research organization. The agency is named in the name of the founded person and it came into its effect on 2 April 2018 and is situated in Vimanapura Post of Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Under this agency, the subjects of the Laboratory for Electro-optics system and ISRO Satellite Integration and testing establishment are being covered and all the related work under the umbrella of these subjects is governed by the agency.
Current Director
M Sankaran is the current Director of the UR Rao Satellite Centre

Former director of the agency
  • Professor Udupi Ramchandra Rao (1976-1984) was a Padma Bhusan awardee and also served as the ISRO’s Chairman. The name of the Udupi Ramchandra Rao was given to the agency
  • Dr. SK Shivakumar (2012-2015)
  • Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai (2015- 2018), also received the Padma Shri award and served as the Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation
  • DP Kunhikrishnan (2018-2021)