The Indian Space Research Organisation on January 12 successfully launched workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40) carrying 100th satellite Cartosat-2 Series and 29 other satellites in orbit.
The launch was lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh at 9:28 am.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took on his Twitter to congratulate the ISRO team, “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.”
He further tweeted, “The launch of the 100th satellite by ISRO signifies both its glorious achievements and also the bright future of India’s space programme.”
The PSLV-C40 carrying 100th satellite Cartosat-2 Series also carried satellites from Canada, Finland, France, Republic of Korea, UK and the United States.
To this PM Modi tweeted, “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.”