The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the successful launch of PSLV-C24.

In a message to Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, Chairman of ISRO, the President has said, “My heartiest congratulations to you and your entire team at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the successful launch of PSLV-C24, carrying the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS)-1B.

The launch of PSLV-C24, with IRNSS-1B marks an important landmark in our space programme and demonstrates, yet again, India’s capabilities in space launch technology. The nation will immensely benefit from the applications of IRNSS which include terrestrial, aerial and marine navigation, disaster management, vehicle tracking and fleet management etc.

Kindly convey my greetings to the members of your team of scientists, engineers, technologists and all others associated with this great mission. Our nation is grateful for their hard work and proud of their accomplishments”.

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, commonly known by its abbreviation PSLV, is an expendable launch system developed and operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It was developed to allow India to launch its Indian Remote Sensing(IRS) satellites into sun synchronous orbits, a service that was, until the advent of the PSLV, commercially available only fromRussia. PSLV can also launch small size satellites into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO). As of 2013 The PSLV has launched 24 satellites amd spacecraft into a variety of orbits.[2] It is ISRO’s workhorse launch vehicle.  The notable payloads launched by PSLV include; Chandrayaan-1, India’s Unmanned Lunar Probe and India’s Mars Orbiter Mission.[not verified in body] It is the most successful launch vehicle in ISRO, till date, with 23 successful launches out of 25.

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