ISRO teams bag IAA team achievement Award

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Bangalore, Sep 30 (UNI) Two scientific teams from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have bagged the prestigious Team Achievement Awards by International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).

The award had been conferred on the ISRO team for its successful realisation of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C7) mission that launched CARTOSAT-2 and the team that deployed and recovered Space capsule Recovery Experiment (SRE-1).

The awards were presented at a function held as part of the Academy Day of the International Astronautical Congress held at Glasgow in Scotland on September 28, an ISRO release said here today.

The PSLV-C7 was the tenth flight of the highly successful PSLV launch vehicle, thatg was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) in Sriharikota on January 10, 2007.

It had launched four satellites -- India's CARTOSAT-2 and SRE-1, Indonesia's LAPAN-TUBSAT and Argentina's PEHUENSAT-1 into polar orbit.

PSLV-C7 team was led by Mr N Narayana Murthy, Project Director, PSLV-C7 and included other officials like Mr George Koshy, Mr M Krishnaswamy, Mr A Subramoniam and Mr S K Shivakumar.

Overall coordination of the mission was done by Mr P S Sastry, it said.

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