Live updates: PSLV-C23 launch

Leaders of political parties wish the ISRO for the successful launch:

Andhra Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu congratulates the ISRO team

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan tweeted:

Aam Aadmi Party founder Arvind Kejriwal tweeted:


PM ends his speech with Bharat Mata Ki Jai!

I thank the Department of Space, for this opportunity to witness the launch. I commend Dr. K. Radhakrishnan for his leadership: PM

We could also think of developing, a state-of-the-art, interactive, digital Space Museum: PM

I have got to meet 4 generations of scientists and this is a big sign of progress: PM

India has the potential, to be the launch service provider of the world. We must work towards this goal: PM

Continued progress in space must remain a national mission. We must keep enhancing our space capabilities: PM

I also ask you, to enlarge the footprint of our satellite-based navigation system, to cover all of South Asia: PM

I urge Department of Space, to proactively engage with all stakeholders, to maximize use of space science in Governance and Development: PM

Accurate advanced warning, and tracking of Cyclone Phailin, saved countless lives recently: PM

Space technology has also evolved into an invaluable asset in disaster management: PM

GIS technology has transformed policy planning, implementation. Space imaging enables modern management, conservation of water resources: PM

Technology has a critical role in realizing the vision of a Digital India – the power of 125 crore connected Indians: PM

Such technology is fundamentally connected with the common man. As a change agent, it can empower and connect to transform his life: PM

I congratulate the scientists. This Sadhna you have done in the lab has the power to change the lives of millions of people: PM

Our ancestors had conceived of ideas like ‘Shunya’ and ‘flying objects’, long before others: PM

This is global endorsement of India’s space capability: PM

We have pushed beyond mediocrity to achieve excellence: PM

This launch fills every Indian’s heart with pride, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts addressing the ISRO.

PSLV-C23 rocket carrying five satellites, including > French Earth observation satellite SPOT 7, lifts off from Sriharikota.

10.13 am: Mission accomplished, ISRO tweets.

10.13 am: Remaining four satellites also separate

10.10 am: French satellite SPOT-7 separates.

10.01 am: The fourth stage has been ignited.

9.57 am: Third stage performance is normal, says ISRO.

9: 53 am: First stage performance normal

9:52 AM: PSLV - C 23 Lifts off

It is an important day for the Indian Space Research Organisation as the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C23) will lift off from Sriharikota at 09:52am. PSLV has launched 35 foreign satellites into orbit so far. Here's how it >made it's way into the global market.

ISRO live-tweets:

Prime Minister being briefed by ISRO officials: >'Mr. Modi wants benefits of ISRO activities to reach common man’

Former President and Indian scientist Abdul Kalam wishes ISRO:

June 29: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, made a brief stopover in Chennai this afternoon, on the way to Sriharikota. He was received by the Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri K. Rosaiah, and the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Ms. J. Jayalalithaa. The Prime Minister later had a courtesy meeting with Ms. Jayalalithaa, before leaving for Sriharikota.

June 28: Filling of Oxidiser (Mixed oxides of Nitrogen) into the fourth stage of PSLV C23 commenced at 4.48 am.

June 27: The Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) cleared the launch, paving the way for the countdown.

PSLV has twenty five consecutively successful flights out of twenty six launches.

ISRO has so far launched 35 satellites of foreign countries onboard its workhorse, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C23 is scheduled to lift off at 9.52 a.m. on Monday with 714 kg weighing French Earth Observation Satellite SPOT-7, 14 kg AISAT of Germany, NLS7.1 (CAN-X4) & NLS7.2 (CAN-X5) of Canada each weighing 15 kg and the 7 kg VELOX-1 of Singapore.

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