PM's pat for ISRO team on PSLV-C9 success

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Chennai, May 5 (UNI) High quality imageries acquired from Cartosat-2A and Indian Mini Satellite-1 (IMS-1), launched from Sriharikota on April 28, were presented to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at New Delhi today.

An ISRO delegation led by its chief, Dr G Madhavan Nair and a team of senior scientists met the Prime Minister and showed the images, an ISRO release here said.

The cameras on board Cartosat-2A and IMS-1 were turned on a day after the launch and the imageries have been acquired of India and many parts of the globe.

The Prime Minister was highly appreciative of the success of the PSLV-C9 mission which placed ten satellites into orbit.

He congratulated the entire team for the magnificent performance.

Dr Singh was also briefed about ISRO's missions of the immediate future like Chandrayaan-1 and new initiatives related to the Manned Spaceflight Programme.

He wished ISRO team success in all its future endeavours.

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