PM Narendra Modi hails ISRO for GSAT-11 launch

By: | Published: December 5, 2018 6:49 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday congratulated ISRO on the successful launch of GSAT-11, saying the remarkable work of scientists inspired every Indian.

Narendra Modi, ISRO, GSAT11 launch,  K Sivan, Ariane 5 vehicle“…the heaviest, largest and most powerful satellite ever built by India is successfully launched by Ariane-5 today,” Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan said soon after the launch. (Image Source: Twitter/Arianespace)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday congratulated ISRO on the successful launch of GSAT-11, saying the remarkable work of scientists inspired every Indian. He said it was a major milestone for the country’s space programme which would transform the lives of crores of Indians by connecting remote areas. “Congrats to ISRO for the successful launch of GSAT-11, which is the heaviest, largest and most-advanced high throughput communication satellite of India,” he tweeted. He said India was proud of its scientists who kept innovating and setting high standards of scale, achievements and success.

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“Their remarkable work inspires every Indian,” the prime minister said. India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-11, that would boost broadband services in the country, was successfully launched by an Arianespace rocket from the French Guiana in the early hours of Wednesday. The Ariane-5 vehicle injected the GSAT-11 into the orbit in a flawless flight lasting about 33 minutes. “…the heaviest, largest and most powerful satellite ever built by India is successfully launched by Ariane-5 today,” Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan said soon after the launch.

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