This is one more grand accomplishment for Indian science & our scientists," Modi said in a post on the micro-blogging website Twitter. Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel was one of the earliest to congratulate ISRO.
"With the successful launch of ASTROSAT, India joins a league of elite nations having space observatory. Hearty congrats to@ISRO, you make us proud!", she tweeted.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said, "Delighted at @isro's remarkable feat of launching PSLV-C30 carrying #Astrosat, India's 1st space observatory. Congratulations@isro." Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister ShivrajSingh Chouhan said, "Heartiest congratulations to scientists & engineers of @ISRO for launching India's 1st dedicated astronomy satellite."
Union Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan tweeted, "Congratulations to the entire nation for the successful launch of India's first astronomy satellite ASTROSAT.#ISRO".
India today successfully launched ASTROSAT, its maiden dedicated space observatory aimed at undertaking a detailed understanding of the universe, and six foreign satellites, including four from the US, onboard PSLV-C30 from the spaceport here.