Launch of Oceansat-2 a fantastic achievement: Nair

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 13:45

Sriharikota: ISRO Chairman G Madhavan
Nair on Wednesday termed as a "fantastic achievement" the launch of
Oceansat-2 and six other nano satellites.

"This is a fantastic achievement. Once again we have
proved that we can do the job precisely," he said minutes
after ISRO`s warhorse rocket PSLV C-15 put in orbit the seven
satellites within a span of 20 minutes.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh conveyed his "deepest
appreciation" of the space scientists on the successful
conduct of the mission, Nair announced.

"Whenever we face difficulties, ISRO has always emerged
stronger," George Koshy, senior space scientist incharge of
launch vehicles, said.

ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC)
director SK Shivakumar said that a command centre in
Mauritius had picked up the signal from Oceansat-2 soon after
it separated from the launch vehicle.
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre director K Radhakrishan said
the successful launch of the seven satellites had once again
demonstrated the maturity of the Polar Satellite Launch
Vehicle (PSLV).

He noted that this was the 15 successive, successful
launch of PSLV.

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First Published: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 13:45

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