Khabarindiaonline: Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched PSLV C 42 with two British earth observation satellites NovaSAR and S1-4 in precision at 10.08 pm from the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre Sriharikota.
The satellites were put into sun synchronous orbit just over 17 minutes after lift off from the first launch pad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated ISRO scientists for successful launch of 2 UK satellites.
With the successful launch of two British satellites on Sunday, the total number of foreign satellites launched by India goes up to 239. The 44.4 metres launch vehicle weighing 230.4 tons, blasted off from the first launch pad and soared into the sky with fierce orange flame at its tail lighting up the night skies.
The scientists at the mission control were qually enthralled just like those gathered at Sriharikota to witness the launch . India has been sending foreign satellites belonging to international customers from 29 countries through PSLV. More commercial ventures are expected for nano satellites are expected in the future. Presently there is an order of 980 crore Rupees for this fiscal and next fiscal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the space scientists and ISRO for the successful launch of PSLV C42. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, by putting two UK satellites in orbit, ISRO has demonstrated India’s prowess in the competitive space business. ( Source: AIRN ).