High quality imageries acquired from Cartosat-2A and
Indian Mini Satellite-1 (IMS-1) were presented to the Prime Minister Dr
Manmohan Singh today (May 5, 2008) at Delhi by Dr G Madhavan Nair, Chairman,
ISRO along with a team of senior scientists. It may be recalled that
Cartosat-2A and IMS-1 were successfully launched by PSLV-C9 from Satish Dhawan
Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota on April 28, 2008. The cameras on board
Cartosat-2A and IMS-1 were turned on subsequently and the imageries have been
acquired over India and many parts of the globe.
The Prime Minister was highly appreciative
of the success of the PSLV-C9 mission which placed 10 satellites into orbit. He
congratulated the entire team for the magnificent performance.
The Prime Minister was also briefed about ISRO’s missions
of the immediate future like Chandrayaan-1 and new initiatives related to the
Manned Spaceflight Programme. The Prime Minister wished ISRO team success in
all its future endeavours.