Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated ISRO for the successful launch of 104 satellites at one go and said it was a proud moment for the nation.

While saluting Indian scientists, the Prime Minister tweeted:

The Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on Wednesday morning lifted off successfully with a record 104 satellites, including the country’s earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 series.

The co-passenger satellites comprise 101 nano satellites, one each from Israel, Kazakhstan, The Netherlands, Switzerland, the UAE and 96 from the US, as well as two nano satellites from India.

“Spoke to the Secretary of Department of Space and congratulated him and the entire team of scientists on (Wednesday’s) exceptional achievement,” Modi said.

First Published | 15 February 2017 11:01 AM
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