Modi hails ISRO for successful satellite launch

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of its PSLV variant that put five British satellites into orbit, saying it was a moment of “immense pride” for India.

“Successful launch of PSLV with five UK satellites is a moment of immense pride and joy for India. Congratulations to the ISRO team,” he said.

India successfully put into orbit five British satellites with its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle’s XL variant (PSLV-XL) on Friday night in copy book style.

The rocket blasted off from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

This was the first commercial mission for ISRO in 2015.

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