ISRO launches its 100th satellite into space

Last Updated: Friday, January 12, 2018, 00:38
ISRO launches its 100th satellite into space
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched 31 satellites in a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from its spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Friday. The spaceport Sriharikota High Altitude Range (SHAR) is located about 80 km northeast of Chennai off the Bay of Bengal coast.


International customer satellites are three micro and 25 nano-satellites from six countries -- Canada, Finland, France, Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Earlier, at the end of the 28-hours countdown, the 44.4 metre tall PSLV-C40 in its 42nd flight, lifted off at 9.29 am and soared into a cloudy sky from the first launch pad.


President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated ISRO for its success, and called it a moment of pride for every Indian. He added that it’s a milestone for the country. PM Narendra Modi, congratulated ISRO for its success, said the launch signifies the bright future of India’s space programme.
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