PM Modi congratulates ISRO for successful launch of EOS-01 satellite
Nine satellites, including four each from the US and Luxembourg and one from Lithuania, were also launched
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and India's space industry for the successful launch of PSLV-C49/EOS-01 Mission.
“I congratulate ISRO and India's space industry for the successful launch of PSLV-C49/EOS-01 Mission today. In the time of COVID-19, our scientists overcame many constraints to meet the deadline,” the Prime Minister said.
Nine satellites, including four each from the US and Luxembourg and one from Lithuania, were launched.
The mission was scheduled for earlier this year but was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic.
EOS-01 is an earth observation satellite intended for applications in agriculture, forestry and disaster management support, ISRO said. The customer satellites were launched under commercial agreement with New Space India Limited (NSIL), Department of Space, it said.
The C49 mission is the 51st mission of the PSLV and the second to be undertaken in the DL configuration. DL configuration is the one in which only two 12-metre high strap-on boosters with 12 ton propellant load are used instead of four.
The Indian Space agency will also launch the ‘Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV)’ before December 2020 after today’s PSLV-C49 launch.