PM, HM congratulate ISRO for successful launch of earth observation satellite

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday congratulated Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the country’s space industry for the successful launch of earth observation satellite EOS-01.
The satellite is intended for applications in agriculture, forestry and disaster management support.
“I congratulate @ISRO and India’s space industry for the successful launch of PSLV-C49/EOS-01 Mission today”, the Prime Minister tweeted.
He further said that the Indian scientists overcame many constraints to meet the deadline, especially in the times of COVID-19.
Apart from EOS-01, nine commercial satellites, including four each from the US and Luxembourg and one from Lithuania, have also been launched in the mission.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah too extended his wishes saying that this remarkable feat reflects the commitment and consistency of team ISRO. “Congratulations to ISRO on the successful launch of PSLVC49 carrying EOS-01 and 9 international satellites from US, Luxembourg and Lithuania”, he tweeted, adding that the country is proud of its scientists.
PSLV-C49 lifted-off at 1511 Hrs (IST) from the First Launch Pad of SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. After 15 minutes and 20 seconds, EOS-01 was successfully injected into its orbit. Subsequently, nine commercial satellites were injected into their intended orbits. After separation, the two solar arrays of EOS-01 were deployed automatically and the ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network at Bengaluru assumed control of the satellite. In the coming days, the satellite will be brought to its final operational configuration.