The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched the PSLV C 44 carrying kalam sat and Microsat R last night at 11.37 precisely. Speaking after the launch, ISRO chairman, Dr.K.Sivan termed the mission as a grand success. He said that the rocket precisely injected the Microsat R in its designated orbit. He said that Kalamsat was a great gift on the Republic Day for the Nation.
AIR correspondent reports, the midnight sky with a bright shining moon at the backdrop was a spectacular sight to those gathered at the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre Sriharikota.
Whistles and applause reached a crescendo even as the vehicle took off with a roar into the skies pushed by orange flames. The scientists patted each other even as the successful separation stages took place as per the scheduled time. Kalamsat is a ten cm cube weighing one kilogram communication satellite with a life span of two months. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the space scientists for another successful launch of PSLV. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, this launch has put in orbit Kalamsat, built by India's talented students. He said, with this launch, India also becomes the first country to use the fourth stage of a space rocket as an orbital platform for micro-gravity experiments. (AIR NEWS)