Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hailed ISRO scientists for the successful PSLV C-40 mission, saying the moment signifies the agency's achievements as well the country's "bright future" in space programme.
ISRO successfully launched India's weather observation satellite Cartosat 2 Series and 29 other spacecraft onboard
its dependable Polar rocket PSLV-C40 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
My heartiest congratulations to @isro and its scientists on the successful launch of PSLV today. This success in the New Year will bring benefits of the country's rapid strides in space technology to our citizens, farmers, fishermen etc.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 12, 2018
Further, benefits of India's success "are available to our partners," he added.
Benefits of India's success are available to our partners! Out of the 31 Satellites, 28 belonging to 6 other countries are carried by today's launch. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 12, 2018
"Out of the 31 Satellites, 28 belonging to 6 other countries are carried by today's launch," he said in another tweet.
Friday's successful mission came after a rare failure in August last year when the PSLV-C39 could not release the
backup navigation satellite IRNSS-1H due to a technical snag in the fourth and last stage.
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Updated Date: Mar 30, 2018 14:29 PM