Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists on the successful launch of the sixth navigation satellite IRNSS-1F into orbit. “Successful launch of IRNSS-1F is an accomplishment we all take immense pride in. I salute the hard work of our scientists and ISRO,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted. Also Read - Starlink satellite broadband service faces challenge in India, Elon Musk led company questionedAlso Read - Today's Google doodle is all about India's 'satellite man': Here's all you need to know
Successful launch of IRNSS-1F is an accomplishment we all take immense pride in. I salute the hardwork of our scientists & @isro.
Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 10, 2016
India on Thursday successfully put into orbit its sixth navigation satellite IRNSS-1F by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C32) rocket. With this success, India moved closer towards joining a select group of nations possessing their own satellite-based navigation system.
Named as the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), the system consists of a constellation of seven satellites, of which the sixth was put into orbit on Thursday.
ISRO launched the first satellite IRNSS-1A in July 2013, followed by the second IRNSS-1B in April 2014, the third on October 2014, the fourth in March 2015, and the fifth in January this year.
With additional inputs