New Delhi, April 28, 2016: PSLV-C33 successfully launches IRNSS-1G. PSLV stands for Polar Satellite Launch vehicle and is one of world’s most reliable launch vehicles.
In its description PSLV has been described by as:
“PSLV has been in service for over twenty years and has launched various satellites for historic missions like Chandrayaan-1, Mars Orbiter Mission, Space Capsule Recovery Experiment, Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) etc. PSLV remains a favourite among various organisations as a launch service provider and has launched over 40 satellites for 19 countries. In 2008 it created a record for most number of satellites placed in orbit in one launch by launching 10 satellites into various Low Earth Orbits.”
ISRO announced the same a few minutes back.
This is the launch of its seventh navigational satellite through PSLV and with this feat, the country becomes one of the five major nations in the world that have their own satellite navigation system. In short, India has arrived with a roar and has joined the the elite group of nations with this latest development!
Till now, India has launched six regional navigational satellites.
These satellites were a part of a constellation of seven satellites which aim to provide accurate position information service to users across the country.
President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, congratulated the team on this feat by saying:
Congratulations to ISRO team on successful launch of PSLV-C33 carrying IRNSS-1G
In a series of tweets from the handle of PMO India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the scientists and also highlighted what the technology would do for India:
This is example of
@makeinindia, made in India and made for Indians. 125 crore Indians have got a new Navic.
The benefits from this new technology will benefit our people, our fishermen. The world will know it as Navic.
Our efforts will not only help India but we can help fellow SAARC nations as well.
With this successful launch, we will determine our own paths powered by our technology. This is a great gift to people from scientists.
In space science, our scientists have achieved many accomplishments. Through space science lives of people can be transformed.
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