New Delhi, Nov 26 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated ISRO and NewSpace India Limited for successfully injecting an Earth Observation Satellite and eight other co-passenger satellites in multiple orbits.
The mission, which was PSLV’s 56th flight, is said to be one of the longest ones undertaken by the Bengaluru-headquartered space agency.
“Congratulations to @ISRO and NSIL on the successful launch of PSLV C54 mission. The EOS-06 satellite will help in optimizing utilization of our maritime resources,” he said on Twitter.
Besides the Earth Observation-06 satellite of ISRO, the PSLV C54 mission also placed in orbit six other satellites, including Anand, developed by Bengaluru-based Pixxel, Thybolt 1 and 2 built by Hyderabad-based DhruvaSpace and four nanosatellites for Switzerland-based Astrocast, which is building a constellation of satellites dedicated to Internet of Things (IoT).
“The launch of 3 satellites from Indian companies @PixxelSpace and @DhruvaSpace heralds the beginning of a new era, where Indian talent in space technology can be fully realized. Congratulations to all the companies and everyone involved in this launch,” Modi said in a separate tweet.
The prime minister also hailed the collaboration between India and Bhutan in the field and said the jointly developed satellite launched on Saturday is a testament to the bond the two countries shared.
“India Bhutan Satellite is a testament to our special relationship with the people of Bhutan. I commend @dittbhutan and @isro on the successful launch of this jointly developed satellite. @PMBhutan,” he said. PTI ASG.