1. ‘ISRO is like an Uber for satellites’, Twitterati react on India’s space feat

‘ISRO is like an Uber for satellites’, Twitterati react on India’s space feat

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today created a world record by sending 104 satellites into space in a one go on a single rocket from Sri Harikota in Andhra Pradesh.

By: | Updated: February 15, 2017 4:50 PM
isro, isro record, PSLV-C37, Cartosat2, sriharikota, andhra pradesh, chetan bhagat, virender bhagat, isro satellite, cartosat, pslv, isro 104 Space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launching a record 104 satellites, including India’s earth observation satellite on-board PSLV-C37/Cartosat2 Series from the spaceport of Sriharikota on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today created a world record by sending 104 satellites into space in a one go on a single rocket from Sri Harikota in Andhra Pradesh. This was the highest number of satellites ever launched in a single mission by any country in the world. The satellites were launched on Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37. The PSLV blasted off at 9:28 AM from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre and first injected Cartosat-2 series satellite into orbit followed by the other 103 nano-satellites, including 96 from the US, in a gap of about 30 minutes, PTI reported. The proud moment of India was celebration across the world and Indian Twitterati also joined the party of celebrate the triumph of Indian scientific community.

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the first to congratulate ISRO, several others including cricketer Virender Sehwag and author Chetan Bhagat joined the party soon. “Congratulations to ISRO for the successful launch of PSLV-C37 and CARTOSAT satellite together with 103 nano-satellites! This remarkable feat by ISRO is yet another proud moment for our space scientific community and the nation. India salutes our scientists,” PM Modi said in a series of Tweet. Author Chetan Bhagat Tweeted, “‘ISRO is like an Uber for satellites.”

Here’s how Twitterati reacted to ISRO’s feat:

ISRO is now planning to launch two satellites, including the one meant for the benefit of SAARC nations, in March and April this year. “We are planning to launch two satellites, one each in March and April this year,” ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar was quoted as saying by PTI. “Preparations are on in full swing,” he added. The SAARC satellite would be carried out by GSLV MARK II and GSLV MARK III will inject the GSAT-19, a communication satellite. PM Modi had announced to launch SAARC satellite for the benefit of SAARC nation in November 2014 during the SAARC summit in November. The satellite would the member countries in fields such as telecommunication and telemedicine.

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    Gunasekar Subramanian
    Feb 15, 2017 at 4:03 pm
    Great achievement and proud moment for India and Indians. Well done ISRO. Now, we need to grow and accomplish like this in all our development activities.
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