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ISRO launches PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 Mission on Science Day

NEW DELHI: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and New Space India Limited (NSIL) today launched PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 Mission marking the occasion of National Science Day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the ISRO and NSIL on the success of the first dedicated commercial launch of PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 Mission, saying it ushered in a new era of space reforms in the country.

Modi said there are 18 co-passengers, included four small satellites, that showcase dynamism and innovation of the youth.

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He also congratulated Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro on the successful launch of Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite by PSLV-C51, and said this is a historic moment in space cooperation between the two countries.

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C51 lifted off around 10:24 am from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) and first injected into orbit primary payload Amazonia-1 about 17 minutes later.

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