In a proud moment for every Indian, its space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on February 15 created a world record by launching 104 satellites in a single flight of PSLVC37 from the Sriharikota rocket port in Andhra Pradesh.
This historic launch was took place at 9.28 am on Wednesday with major cargo being the 714 kg Indian Cartosat-2 series satellite.
With this launch, India has become the first country to script history. Earlier, the Russian Space Agency had successfully launched 37 satellites in one go.
Reacting on this success, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cine star Amitabh Bachchan and other politicians took to their Twitter handle to congratulate ISRO.
Here are the tweets:
Virender Sehwag’s Fan Made Account
What an amazing feat achieved by #ISRO by launching PSLV rocket successfully carrying 104 satellites. India is proud of such organizations!
— Virender Sehwag (@VirenderSehweg) February 15, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
This remarkable feat by @isro is yet another proud moment for our space scientific community and the nation. India salutes our scientists.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 15, 2017
Bollywood Star Amitabh Bachchan
T 2435 – CONGRATULATIONS .. !!! ISRO for the launch of 103 satellites from one PSLV .. a world record ! HOPE ONE DAY WE LAND ON MOON ! pic.twitter.com/yWrmVcIsuR
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 15, 2017
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) February 15, 2017
— M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) February 15, 2017
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) February 15, 2017
The PSLV-XL variant rocket standing 44.4 metre tall and weighing 320 ton tore into the morning skies at 9.28 a.m total weight of all the satellites carried on-board is about 1,378 kg.
— PIB India (@PIB_India) February 15, 2017
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