Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday successfully launched Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) rocket carrying the GSAT-9 or the ‘South Asia’ satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The rocket took off at 4:57 PM from the second launch pad (SLP) from Sriharikota. GSAT-9 communication satellite has been launched with the aim to provide different communication application in the Ku-band with a coverage in the South Asian region.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated ISRO on feat. “I congratulate the team of scientists who worked hard for the successful launch of South Asia Satellite. We are very proud of them,” he said reacting to the occasion. “Successful launch of South Asian Satellite is a historic moment. It opens up new horizons of engagement,” he added.
“We are a united family of South Asian countries, united in our pursuit of peace, progress & prosperity of our region & the entire humankind,” the prime minister wrote in a tweet.
Here’s how Twitterati are celebrating ISRO’s big launch:
— Ramiah Rajagopalan (@rajagopalanr) May 5, 2017
— Romil Patel (@romilpatel96) May 5, 2017
Isro Successfully Launched GSAT9 South Asia Satellite Sriharikota throughGSLV -F09
— Mdrashid Hussain (@MdrashidHussa18) May 5, 2017
— ѕσmα mukhєrjєє (@somkritya) May 5, 2017
#isro very very proud moment of Indian scientist gsat 9 launched of successful
— Avinash Kumar Pandey (@Avinash01232676) May 5, 2017
One more time, ISRO made us proud by successfully test of GSAT-9
— Ravi singh (@ravi4156) May 5, 2017
— Aamod Anil Natu (@aamodnatu) May 5, 2017
— Kush(Att Da Jatt)(@kushaltanna991) May 5, 2017
— Shreekanth S Huddar (@ShreeSHuddar) May 5, 2017