Space shuttle launch: PM Modi hails ISRO scientists

Launch of India's first indigenous space shuttle RLV-TD is the result of the industrious efforts of our scientists, says PM Modi.

Updated: May 23, 2016, 11:42 AM IST
Space shuttle launch: PM Modi hails ISRO scientists

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Indian scientists on the successful test launch India’s first indigenously made space shuttle- the Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV).

 

"Launch of India's first indigenous space shuttle RLV-TD is the result of the industrious efforts of our scientists.

Congrats to them," Modi said in a tweet.

 

“The dynamism & dedication with which our scientists & @isro have worked over the years is exceptional and very inspiring,” the Prime Minister added.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully tested its first home-grown reusable satellite launch vehicle, as a technology demonstrator in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

 

The 1.7-tonne RLV was launched from ISRO's spaceport here, about 80 km northeast of Chennai off the Bay of Bengal coast.