PSLV Mission cost less than Hollywood movie 'Gravity', Kudos!: Narendra Modi

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Sriharikota, June 30: The launch of PSLV is historic in many ways. Firstly, it is one of the first of its kinds to be launched on the Indian grounds, carrying five satellite from four different countries- France, Germany, Canada and Singapore. Secondly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is here to watch the launch. The 230-ton Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is likely to be launched at 9:52 am.

The launch time was calculated depending on the movement of the space debris.

K Radhakrishnan, ISRO chairman, had earlier given a presentation on India's space programe to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The latter was taken to the first launch pad where senior scientists briefed him about the launch mission.

Modi tweeted, "Our government is committed to give further impetus to our Space Programme."

ISRO has so far launched 35 satellites from 19 countries like Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Singapore, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey and United Kingdom.

The countdown was progressing smoothly, scientists said on Sunday.

Countdown:

What others had to say:

10:25 am: To the scientists: the sacrifice that you have made are going to change the lives of common man. 

10:25 am: The launch costs less than the money used in Hollywood movie "Gravity"

10:20 am: Tweets

10:16 am: Narendra Modi congratulates the scientists for a successful launch."Fills every Indian's heart with pride. India's advanced space program puts her within the global space research," he said. 

10:15: All 4 levels crossed successfully; SPOT-7, AI-SAT, NLS 7.1, NLS 7.2, VELOX satellite separated 

10:11 am: All 4 levels crossed successfully; SPOT-7, AI-SAT, NLA 7.1satellite separated

10:10 am: The satellite will be separated at the end of the fourth level

10:05 am: All 4 levels crossed successfully;  fourth stage cut off expected at 659 kilometers

10 am: The vehicle crosses the 3 levels successfully

9:52 am: PSLV lifts off; 26 Kilometer covered in 10 seconds

PSLV C-23 launched successfully

The launch of PSLV is historic in many ways. Firstly, it is one of the first of its kinds to be launched on the Indian grounds, carrying five satellite from four different countries- France, Germany, Canada and Singapore.

 

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is here to watch the launch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is here to watch the launch. The 230-ton Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is likely to be launched at 9:52 am.

 

 

PSLV C-23 launched successfully

K Radhakrishnan, ISRO chairman, had earlier given a presentation on India's space programe to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The latter was taken to the first launch pad where senior scientists briefed him about the launch mission.

 

 

ISRO has so far launched 35 satellites from 19 countries

ISRO has so far launched 35 satellites from 19 countries like Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Singapore, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey and United Kingdom.

 

 

Narendra Modi congratulates the scientists for a successful launch

The satellite is aligned to the required inclination and the technical aspects of the satellite are being supervised. This is the 27th launch and the previous launches were very successful. PSLV has much higher capacity as compared to the previous GSLV.

K Radhakrishnan, ISRO chairman, had earlier given a presentation on India's space programe

K Radhakrishnan, ISRO chairman, had earlier given a presentation on India's space programe to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The latter was taken to the first launch pad where senior scientists briefed him about the launch mission.

 

 

PSLV C-23 launched successfully

Modi tweeted, "Our government is committed to give further impetus to our Space Programme."

 

 

9:50 am: The satellite is aligned to the required inclination and the technical aspects of the satellite are being supervised.  This is the 27th launch and the previous launches were very successful. PSLV has much higher capacity as compared to the previous GSLV. 

The launch will be completed in four stages.

9:45 am: Senior officials, however, say that India still has to work on its delivery turn-around time in foreign contract. The contract in this case was signed in 2008.  

9:40 am: Senior scientist says, it is significant as we can display our launching capabilities too.  PSLV has proven its capability in the past and we are happy to announce that we will be successful this time too. 

9:35 pm: Countdown begins for the historic launch which is approximately 18 minutes away

9:30 am: Overall condition for the launch is favourable, say the board.

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