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ISRO`s PSLV-C23 to be launched Monday; committed to give impetus to space programme, says PM Narendra Modi

By Irengbam Jenny | Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 22:03

Zee Media Bureau/Irengbam Jenny

Sriharikota: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Sriharikota for the launch of PSLC-C23 rocket, said on Sunday that his government was committed to giving further impetus to space programme.

Modi tweeted on the micro-blogging site Twitter -

On his arrival at Sriharikota, he was greeted by Shri Chandrababu Naidu and Dr K Radhakrishnan, ISRO Chairman.

Later a brief presentation was given to the PM by Dr K Radhakrishnan on Indian space programme.

The rocket carrying the French Earth Observation Satellite SPOT-7 and four co-passenger satellites from Canada, Germany and Singapore will be launched at a rescheduled time of 09:52 hrs (IST) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Monday.

PM will return to Chennai by a helicopter at 11.35 am on Monday and take a special flight back to Delhi at 11.40 am tomorrow.

Till date, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched 25 consecutive successful launches of PSLV. It may be noted that Modi`s presence signifies India`s commitment to space and other related missile technologies as top priority for the country.

First Published: Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 21:54
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