The Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully launched its 100th satellite into space.
The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifted off 31 satellites from Sriharikota’s Satish Dhawan Space Center at 9:29 am IST. The launch marks ISRO’s first mission in 2018.
The launched satellites include the weather observation Cartosat-2 series, two more satellites from India and 28 other nations. The total weight of the liftoff was reportedly about 1323 kilograms.
“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,” tweeted Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister.
“Benefits of India’s success are available to our partners!” Modi stated in another tweet. “Out of the 31 Satellites, 28 belonging to 6 other countries are carried by today’s launch.”
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