New Delhi, Jan 12 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated Indian scientists and the Indian space agency ISRO for launching the 100th satellite along with 30 others in a single mission from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh.
“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,” the Prime Minister tweeted.
He said, “The launch of the 100th satellite by @isro signifies both its glorious achievements, and also the bright future of India’s space programme”.
“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,” he tweeted.
Thirty-one spacecraft, including weather observation Cartosat-2 series satellite, were launched by PSLV-C40.
Out of the 31, 28 satellites are foreign, while three are from India.