PM Modi congratulates Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro on successful launch of Amazonia-1 satellite
- The launch took place from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on the successful launch of the Amazonia-1 satellite, the first one from the South American country to be launched from India. "Congratulations President Jair Bolsonaro on the successful launch of Brazil's Amazonia-1 satellite by PSLV-C51. This is a historic moment in our space cooperation and my felicitations to the scientists of Brazil," he wrote on Twitter.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) launched Brazil's Amazonia-1 satellite on board its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C51 along with the 18 other satellites.
The launch took place from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
"Today is a very great day for the entire Isro team and the PSLV-C51 is a special mission for India. Let me congratulate and compliment the team Isro for achieving the precise injection of Amazonia-1 and 18 other satellites," Isro chairman K Sivan said while announcing the missing successful, according to news agency PTI.
The 637-kg Amazonia-1 is an optical earth observation satellite of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), a space research unit under the Brazilian ministry of science. It is intended for providing remote sensing data to users for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon region and analysis of diversified agriculture across the Brazilian territory.