ISRO launches CARTOSAT-3; PM Modi, netizens celebrate 'phenomenal accomplishment'
CARTOSAT-3 is India's most-complex and advanced earth imaging satellite built so far.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), on Wednesday, successfully launched CARTOSAT-3 - its imaging and mapping satellite - along with 13 commercial nano satellites.
Ninth in its series, the CARTOSAT-3 is India's most-complex and advanced earth imaging satellite built so far.
The launch took place at 9.28 am from the second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. The 44.4 metre tall PSLV C47 rocket took 17 minutes and 46 seconds to inject the satellite in orbit. Nano satellites followed 26 minutes after liftoff.
The CARTOSAT-3 launch comes 4 months after ISRO's highly-lauded Chandrayaan-2 mission - that aimed to achieve a soft landing on the south polar region of the moon. While the Vikram lander didn't manage to touchdown on the lunar surface, the mission saw the nation unite and celebrate ISRO's efforts.
Wednesday once again saw Twitter in congratulatory mode for the space organisation, as messages celebrating the success of CARTOSAT-3 poured in. People from across the nation lauded ISRO chief K Sivan and the team behind the mission.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to the microblogging site to congratulate the team on their achievement, writing, "The advanced Cartosat-3 will augment our high resolution imaging capability. ISRO has once again made the nation proud!"
The advanced Cartosat-3 will augment our high resolution imaging capability. ISRO has once again made the nation proud!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1574833014000
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh and Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal also celebrated the feat.
Goyal hailed the phenomenal accomplishment of ISRO's scientists, calling it a proud moment for the country.
"Many congratulations to @ISRO for the successful launch of #PSLVC47 rocket carrying #Cartosat3 spacecraft and placing 13 satellites from USA in their designated orbits. Another day & another phenomenal accomplishment by our scientists. It is a proud moment for the entire nation," Goyal wrote.
Many congratulations to @ISRO for the successful launch of #PSLVC47 rocket carrying #Cartosat3 spacecraft and placi… https://t.co/dcXfVbyxMd— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) 1574831408000
Singh said that space organisation has made the nation proud once again, and wished them the best for future missions.
Congratulations to everyone at #ISRO for the successful launch of the imaging satellite #Cartosat3 & 13 commercial… https://t.co/qlJbMax65I— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) 1574831293000
While Gehlot tweeted about the that doors the satellite opens for India's future research work, saying it could 'enhance capabilities in cartographic applications'.
Heartiest congratulations to our scientists at #ISRO for successful launch of #PSLVC47 which carried #CartoSAT3 and… https://t.co/OiOEs0UHgV— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) 1574832012000
Several other users also lived the 'proud Indian' moment on Twitter.
Congratulations @isro for successful launch of Cartosat-3 and the 13 USA nano satallite #ProudToBeIndian https://t.co/PRr3DYm9JU— Pravin rokade (@Pravinrkd05) 1574831421000
While one called ISRO India's pride, others thanked Sivan and ISRO for making India proud yet again.
Congratulations #ISRO for launching #Cartosat3 & 13 nano satellites You indeed are India’s pride https://t.co/2HliBTGmY0— santosh rana (@realranajourney) 1574829848000
my heartiest congratulations to Dr. K Sivan, and the entire @ISRO team on the successful launch of #Cartosat3 today… https://t.co/zTDUN8F6i4— SUMITSINGHSINTU (@SUMITSINGHSINTU) 1574828693000