Led by PM Modi, Leaders Shower Praise on ISRO for Launch of ASTROSAT

Led by PM Modi, Leaders Shower Praise on ISRO for Launch of ASTROSAT

India today successfully launched ASTROSAT, a dedicated space observatory from Sriharikota.

Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today led a host of chief ministers from across the nation in praising Indian Space Research Organisaion (ISRO) for its successful launch of India's maiden dedicated space observatory, ASTROSAT.

"Well done @isro. This is one more grand accomplishment for Indian science & our scientists," PM Modi said in a post on the micro-blogging website Twitter.

Union Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan tweeted, "Congratulations to the entire nation for the successful launch of India's first astronomy satellite ASTROSAT.#ISRO".

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel was one of the earliest to congratulate ISRO. "With the successful launch of ASTROSAT, India joins a league of elite nations having space observatory. Hearty congrats to@ISRO, you make us proud!", she tweeted.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said, "Delighted at @isro's remarkable feat of launching PSLV-C30 carrying #Astrosat, India's 1st space observatory. Congratulations@isro."

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister ShivrajSingh Chouhan said, "Heartiest congratulations to scientists & engineers of @ISRO for launching India's 1st dedicated astronomy satellite."

India today successfully launched ASTROSAT, which is aimed at undertaking a detailed understanding of the universe, and six foreign satellites, including four from the US, onboard PSLV-C30 from the spaceport.
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