The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle or PSLV-C40 lifted off successfully today from Sriharikota.
The event attains much more significance given the fact that ISRO has set another example of space cooperation by launching satellites of 6 other nations along with our own Cartosat-2 series satellite.
The PSLV, carrying India's 100th satellite along with 30 others, lifted off at 9:29 a.m. from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
It was the first mission for ISRO in 2018 and its success means a lot to the nation. After the unsuccessful launch of IRNSS-1H in August last year, this mission signifies a bright future ahead for the Indian space agency.
ISRO chief AS Kiran Kumar told NDTV,
We are extremely happy about the launch. This is a New Year gift to the country.
The PSLV also carried satellites from Canada, Finland, France, Republic of Korea, UK and the United States.
PSLV-C40 Successfully Launches Cartosat-2 Series Satellitehttps://t.co/bTZaQRjLmo— ISRO (@isro) January 12, 2018
PM @narendramodi warmly congratulated @isro and his entire team on successfully launching 31 satellites including Cartosat-2 on the launch of the 100th satellite said that this achievement reflects India's bright future in the field of space and The country has been proud of it.— Narendra Modi Office (@namo_office) January 12, 2018
Congratulations to @isro for creating history yet again. Your hard work and dedication has made India the pioneer of space program.— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) January 12, 2018
A great milestone indeed and a giant leap in space.
Way to go, ISRO!