'This Diwali ISRO has given us a historic gift': Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde

ISRO launched 36 communication satellites in its heaviest rocket in the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota at 12:07 am

FPJ Web Desk ANIUpdated: Sunday, October 23, 2022, 02:47 PM IST
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Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde on Sunday congratulated ISRO on its successful launch of its heaviest rocket yet, loaded with 36 OneWeb satellites.

He stated on Twitter, "On the occasion of Diwali, ISRO has given us a great gift with this historic achievement. 36 satellites were launched into space by ISRO's heaviest rocket, LVM-3, on Sunday. I congratulate all the scientists".

At 12:07 am, ISRO launched 36 communication satellites in its heaviest rocket in the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota.

'Exemplies Atmanirbhar'

PM Narendra Modi also tweeted about this historical event and stated it exemplifies "Atmanirbhar".

ISRO Chairman S Somanath conducted a special pooja on Saturday morning at Sri Chengalamma Parameshwari Devi Temple at Sullurpeta in the Tirupati district for the success of the GSLV Mark-3 rocket launch. The countdown to launch the satellites had begun 24 hours before their launch.

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