Soaring ‘heights’: ISRO launches foreign satellites

India's national space agency ISRO on Monday launc... more

A distant view of the launch at Sriharikota on 30 June 2014. Reuters
1/6A distant view of the launch at Sriharikota on 30 June 2014. Reuters
Panoramic view of the fully assembled PSLV-C23 at the First Launch Pad with Mobile Service Tower in the background. ISRO
2/6Panoramic view of the fully assembled PSLV-C23 at the First Launch Pad with Mobile Service Tower in the background. ISRO
Heat-shield closed with five satellites integrated to the Launch Vehicle. PSLV-C23 is carrying five satellites from four countries - France, Germany, Canada and Singapore. ISRO
3/6Heat-shield closed with five satellites integrated to the Launch Vehicle. PSLV-C23 is carrying five satellites from four countries - France, Germany, Canada and Singapore. ISRO
PSLV-C23, lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, north of Chennai on 30 June 2014. ISRO
4/6PSLV-C23, lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, north of Chennai on 30 June 2014. ISRO
The five satellites were launched under commercial arrangements that ANTRIX (ISRO’s commercial arm) entered with foreign agencies. ISRO has so far launched 35 satellites of foreign countries onboard its workhorse PSLV. ISRO
5/6The five satellites were launched under commercial arrangements that ANTRIX (ISRO’s commercial arm) entered with foreign agencies. ISRO has so far launched 35 satellites of foreign countries onboard its workhorse PSLV. ISRO
After witnessing the launch, PM Narendra Modi hailed the event as ‘global endorsement of India’s space capability’, and asked the space community to develop a SAARC satellite, which can be dedicated as a ‘gift’ to India’s neighbours. Hindustan Times
6/6After witnessing the launch, PM Narendra Modi hailed the event as ‘global endorsement of India’s space capability’, and asked the space community to develop a SAARC satellite, which can be dedicated as a ‘gift’ to India’s neighbours. Hindustan Times
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