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PM Modi congratulates ISRO over launch of 100th satellite

The Indian Space Research Organisation will conduct landing simulation tests for Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft at Mahendragiri in coming weeks PM Modi congratulates ISRO over launch of 100th satellite
Theresa Hayes | 14 January, 2018, 13:28

With the successful launch, including 28 satellites from foreign countries, by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), ISRO has put behind a rare failure it encountered four months ago. "PSLV-C40 will be launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota", ISRO said in a statement earlier.

India launched its 100th indigenously made satellite yesterday, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to project the country as a global low-priced provider of services in space.

More than half of the micro and nano satellites launched were for the United States, with the remainder for India, Canada, Finland, France, South Korea and Britain, Reuters reported. "Of the 31 satellites, 28 belonging to 6 other countries are carried by today's launch", he added.

Rajnath said that ISRO's achievement of launching "100 satellites is historic in many ways and a big landmark in India's journey into the space".

Cartosat-2 will be used to map rural and urban areas, road and highway networks, coastal areas, and generate land-use maps, Isro said, while Microsat and the nanosatellite are "technology demonstrators" that will test satellite designs for future missions.

In the video, we see the heat shield separating from the vehicle.

17 minutes 18 seconds after the takeoff, the Cartosat-2 series were separated which was combined into 505 km sun-synchronous orbit.

India today reaffirmed its space prowess and commercial launch capabilities as it successfully launched its 100th satellite along with 30 other spacecraft, including weather observation Cartosat 2 Series satellite onboard the Polar rocket from here.This was PSLVs longest-ever mission.