New Delhi: The hundredth space mission programme of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) took off on Sunday at 9.51 am from the space centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The historic milestone comes in the form of two foreign satellites that will be put in orbit by ISRO's workhorse PSLV rocket.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh witnessed the launch of PSLV C-21 that is carrying French advanced remote sensing satellite 720 kg SPOT-6 and its 15 kg Japanese micro satellite PROITERES. The mission is without any Indian satellite.
Congratulating ISRO on the launch, the PM said he hoped ISRO would scale greater heights.
India is expected to earn over Rs 100 crore from the launch....more
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New Delhi: A fisherman's village in Thumba near Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala, birthed India's five decade long romance with space. Our scientists set up their first labs at the local St Mary Magdalene church there. Dr Vasant Gowarikar, Ex-Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, says that there were hardly any facilities for them. "My office was in the church building. And I was given a cow shed and a cattle feed store to...
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