Tue, 16 May 2017
Team ISRO successfully launches South Asian satellite
New Delhi: India’s space agency ISRO launched a satellite on
5th May, 2017 to provide communications services to its neighboring countries.
The South Asia satellite, funded entirely by India, was
announced several years ago with the intention of serving all eight members of the
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Meanwhile
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka are the users of
the multi-dimensional facilities provided by the satellite.
It is more than $36 million project funded by the India.
Congress President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi has
felicitated the engineers & scientists of ISRO on the successful launch of
‘South Asian Satellite’. It will strengthen the historical bonds with our
neighbours, opening up new vistas of co-operation and cohabitation in
technology & communications, she said.
On this occasion Congress
Vice President, Shri Rahul Gandhi said “Congrats to ISRO on the launch of ‘South
Asia Satellite’. Each milestone makes us proud of the tremendous ingenuity
& talent of our scientists.