India’s historical moment: ISRO successfully launches its 100th satellite


Sriharikota: In a landmark move, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) this morning successfully sent up a rocket carrying India’s 100th satellite along with 30 others.

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off at 9.29 am from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

The 30 other satellites include two other satellites from India and 28 satellites from six countries — Canada, Finland, France, Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The 44.4-metre tall rocket lifted off from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.

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President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated ISRO scientists on the successful launch of PSLV-C40.

The last launch of IRNSS-1H – India’s first privately built satellite — on August 31 last year had failed because of a freak accident. This is the 42nd flight of the PSLV.

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