ISRO PSLV-C40 launch: Narendra Modi congratulates scientists, calls it achievement for space agency and India

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.

Further, benefits of India's success "are available to our partners," he added.

"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 14:29:25 IST

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