SRIHARIKOTA: ISRO 100th Satellite Mission PSLV-C 40 launches Successfully: India made a celestial history as the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its 100th satellite ‘Cartosat-2 Series’ along with 30 others in a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40) from its spaceport of Sriharikota on Friday 12th January 2018.
President of India, Ram Nath Kovind Tweeted his congratulatory message to ISRO. “Launch of India’s 100th satellite Cartosat-2, along with two co-passenger satellites as well as 28 satellites of six friendly countries, is a moment of pride for every Indian. Congratulations to ISRO team of exceptional scientists. A milestone for our country #PresidentKovind,” he tweeted.
PSLV-C40 Successfully Launches Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 30 Co-passenger Satelliteshttps://t.co/bTZaQRjLmo
— ISRO (@isro) January 12, 2018
Highlights of ISRO 100th Satellite Mission PSLV-C 40:
In its first mission this year, ISRO is launching its 100th satellite.
Onboard the PSLV-C40 today are satellites from six other countries including Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, the UK and the US. India, too, is sending one micro and nanosatellite.
K Sivan, a renowned scientist, is set to take the helm at ISRO, replacing AS Kiran Kumar as the chief. Sivan, who conceptualized India’s PSLV project, has worked on it since 1982.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, etc. All are an official handle on Twitter, has congratulated ISRO. “Congratulations to #ISRO for launching 100th satellite #PSLV-C40