IANS Jan 12, 2018 20:03 PM IST
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on 12 January congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on the successful launch of its 100th satellite, and said the step is a "big landmark in India's journey into the space".
The ISRO launched the 42nd Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), PSLV-C40, on 12 January from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota and it placed 31 satellites across two orbits.
"Congratulations to team ISRO on the successful launch of its 100th satellite with Cartosat-2 series Satellite Mission. The scientists at ISRO have made the nation proud with their successes on several occasions. They have done it again by hitting a century," Rajnath tweeted.
Of 31 satellites, three are Indian and 28 are from Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, the UK and the US.
The ISRO’s achievement of launching 100 satellites is historic in many ways and a big landmark in India’s journey into the space. The scientists at ISRO have carved a special place in the astronomical space.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) January 12, 2018
Rajnath said that ISRO's achievement of launching "100 satellites is historic in many ways and a big landmark in India's journey into space".
"The scientists at ISRO have carved a special place in the astronomical space."