New Delhi, May 5 : Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman Dr. G. Madhavan Nair presented Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh a high quality imageries acquired from Cartosat-2A and Indian Mini Satellite-1 (IMS-1) by, ISRO along with a team of senior scientists here on Monday.
Cartosat-2A and IMS-1 were successfully launched by PSLV-C9 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), Sriharikota on April 28, 2008.
The cameras on board Cartosat-2A and IMS-1 were turned on subsequently and the imageries have been acquired over 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. The PM wished ISRO team success in all its future endeavours.