PM hails ISRO over INSAT launchSeptember 08, 2016 21:00
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today applauded the ISRO scientists for the launch of advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR onboard GSLV-F05, terming it as an exemplary achievement which made India proud.
"Congratulations to @isro scientists for time and again demonstrating top-notch skill, unparalleled dedication & remarkable determination," Modi tweeted.
"Our space programme keeps making us proud with the exemplary achievements. Successful launch of INSAT-3DR is a moment of immense joy," he added.
Today's mission, the 10th flight of GSLV, assumes significance for the Indian Space Research Organisation as it is the first operational flight of the rocket fitted with the indigenous cryogenic upper stage.
INSAT-3DR, with a designed mission life of ten years, will provide service continuity to earlier meteorological missions and further augment the capability to provide various meteorological, search and rescue services.