PM Narendra Modi congratulates ISRO scientists on satellite launch

ISRO on Wednesday successfully launched the satellite onboard trusted workhorse PSLV-C31 from the spaceport of Sriharikota.

By: PTI | Sriharikota | Updated: January 20, 2016 12:32 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists for the successful launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1E, saying they keep making the country proud.

“Congratulating the dynamism & determination of @isro & our scientists on successful launch of PSLV C31 & putting IRNSS-1E in orbit precisely,” he wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Watch Video: ISRO launches India’s fifth navigation satellite IRNSS-1E

“Spoke to the scientists at @isro & congratulated them on their accomplishment today. Our scientists keep making us proud,” Modi said.

The navigation satellie that was launched into orbit earlier today by the ISRO (Photo courtesy: Twitter/ISRO) The navigation satellie that was launched into orbit earlier today by the ISRO (Photo courtesy: Twitter/ISRO)

ISRO on Wednesday successfully launched the satellite onboard trusted workhorse PSLV-C31 from the spaceport of Sriharikota.

IRNSS-1E is the fifth navigation satellite in the IRNSS space system, comprising seven satellites, which would be on par with US-based GPS once the full complement of spacecraft is launched.