ISRO has achieved yet a great milestone, says YSR

HYDERABAD: Governor N.D. Tiwari on Monday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation’s team for the ‘historic’ launch of ten satellites from Sriharikota.

In a message, he said the launch had proved that the country was not only a leader in space technology, but also provided earth observation data in meeting its many development needs.

The Governor said: “It is gratifying to learn that those images will be used in making maps which will provide valuable information in planning urban infrastructure, rural roads, ring roads and settlements. This will also be used in defence applications.”

Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy hailed ISRO for successful launching and placing in orbit ten 10 satellites at a time using a single rocket -- the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.

‘Historic’

Sharing his happiness after return from a tour of Guntur and Prakasam districts, he described the event ‘historic’. In a statement here later, the Chief Minister congratulated ISRO Chairman Madhavan Nair and his team of scientists and officials for accomplishing their mission.

“By triumphantly launching 10 satellites at a time, ISRO has achieved yet a great milestone and its scientists have again proved to the world that they are second to none in the field of space and satellite technology and in using this technology for peaceful purposes and development of mankind,” he said.

Naidu’s pat

Telugu Desam Party president N. Chandrababu Naidu also congratulated ISRO scientists for the successful launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle - C 9 and the manner in which the vehicle put into orbit two Indian and 8 satellites belonging to other nations.

In a press release, the Telugu Desam leader termed the operation ‘historic’ and said it would go a long way in inspiring the ISRO scientists to accelerate their work on ‘Chandrayaan’.