Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on the successful launch of the 100th satellite. The ISRO launched 31 satellites on a Polar Satellite Launch vehicle (PSLV) from six countries into the Earth’s orbit.
“My heartiest congratulations to ISRO and its scientists on the successful launch of PSLV today. This success in the New Year will bring benefits of the country’s rapid strides in space technology to our citizens, farmers and fishermen,” Modi tweeted.
Of 31 satellites, three are Indian and 28 are from Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, the UK and the US. “The launch of the 100th satellite by ISRO signifies both its glorious achievements, and also the bright future of India’s space programme,” Modi said. “Benefits of India’s success are available to our partners! Of the 31 satellites, 28 belonging to 6 other countries are carried by today’s launch,” he added.