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Global endorsement of India's space capability: Modi

IANS   Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, June 30, 2014
First Published: 10:52 IST(30/6/2014) | Last Updated: 10:59 IST(30/6/2014)

This is a "global endorsement of India's space capability", said Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the successful launch of an Indian rocket that carried five foreign satellites.

Modi said: "Congratulations to everybody."

"I feel specially privileged to witness this event in person," said Modi who clapped as the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C23 (PSLV-C23) - standing around 44.4 metres tall and weighing around 230 ton - tore into the bright morning skies with orange flames fiercely burning at its tail.

The rocket's main luggage is the 714kg French earth observation satellite SPOT-7.

Piggybacking on the main luggage are the four small satellites viz: 14-kg AISAT of Germany; NLS7.1 (CAN-X4) and NLS7.2 (CAN-X5) from Canada each weighing 15 kg; and the 7-kg VELOX-1 of Singapore.

He described it as "global endorsement of India's space capability".


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