ISRO presents Cartosat-2A images to PM

May 5th, 2008 - 11:05 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was Monday presented with images of the national capital taken by the recently launched satellites Cartosat-2A and IMS-1. A group of scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), led by its chairman G. Madhavan Nair, met Manmohan Singh and briefed him about the space programme, a statement of the science and technology ministry said.

The statement said the prime minister was highly appreciative of the success of the PSLV-C9 mission, which placed 10 satellites into orbit. Manmohan Singh congratulated the entire team for the magnificent performance.

The scientists briefed the prime minister about ISRO’s upcoming missions like Chandrayaan-1.

On April 28, India injected 10 satellites - two Indian and eight foreign - into space through the indigenous Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)-C9 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradseh.

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