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PSLV-C42 launches NovaSAR and S1-4 satellites successfully from Sriharikota, PM lauds ISRO for demonstrating India's prowess

The launch will take place from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Sriharikota (AP) [ Updated: September 16, 2018 23:34 IST ]

ISRO launches 2 UK satellites 

ISRO PSLV-C42 launch: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched its heavy-weight rocket, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), into orbit carrying two foreign satellites on Sunday. The launch took place from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota. 

Within minutes of the launch, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and congratulated space scientists for demonstrating "India's prowess."

"Congratulations to our space scientists! ISRO successfully launched PSLV C42, putting two UK satellites in orbit, demonstrating India's prowess in the competitive space business," Modi said in a tweet. 

All you need to know about the ISRO event:

The mission was designed for launch of the two earth observation satellites, NovaSAR and S1-4 (together weighing nearly 889 kg) of M/s Surrey Satellite Technologies Limited (SSTL), United Kingdom under commercial arrangement with Antrix Corporation Limited, Department of Space. Both satellites were launched into a 583 km Sun Synchronous Orbit.

India Tv -  PSLV-C42 lifts off 

 PSLV-C42 lifts off 

NovaSAR is a S-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite intended for forest mapping, land use & ice cover monitoring, flood & disaster monitoring. S1-4 is a high resolution Optical Earth Observation Satellite, used for surveying resources, environment monitoring, urban management and for the disaster monitoring.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched PSLV-C42 carrying two British vehicles on Sunday, September 16 at 10:08 pm (IST). The countdown of the ISRO began at 01:08 pm (IST) on Saturday, September 15. 

PSLVC42 launch (at 10:08 pm, IST) Live streaming from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota was available at www.isro.gov.in 

The telecast/webcast began at 9.30 pm (IST) giving you all details of the launch. 

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