New Delhi, Sept. 28 : Union Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan congratulated scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO) for the successful launch of the PSLV C 30, which placed the ASTROSAT satellite and six other customer satellites of other countries in orbit today.
Speaking to media on board the ocean research vessel Sindhu Sadhana off the coast Goa today, the minister said he wanted to share his joy with countrymen, “as we look forward to prospective research in astronomical sciences.”
He expressed his happiness over the participation of several institutes under his ministry like the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, the Raman Research Institute, the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences for contributing to the success of the launch.
Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Y S Chowdary also congratulated scientists for the successful launch.
The launch took place from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, (SHAR) at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.(ANI)