Rally to support ISRO satellite launch programme

THE HANS INDIA |   Feb 15,2017 , 01:10 AM IST


Inkollu (Prakasam District): The staff and students of Adarsa and Sairama Schools at Inkollu in Prakasam district took out a rally here on Tuesday in support of the 104 satellites launch programme by the Indian Space Research Organisation and to create awareness of the feat and explain its benefits to Indian economy and space research to the public.

The ISRO is all set to create history by launching 104 satellites from Srihari Kota Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 9.28 am on Wednesday.

 It is a record feat for any space research agency to launch highest number of satellites in a single mission. Russia is holding the record of sending 37 satellites into orbit in a single mission in 2014, while ISRO is holding a record of sending 20 satellites in 2016.

 In the 104 satellites being sent to space on Wednesday, three are Indian satellites of the Cartosat 2 series, while the remaining are nano satellites from Israel, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Switzerland and USA.

 With the success of this mission, ISRO is expected to be the leading contender for the share in $3-5 billion space market in the next three years.

Inkollu MEO Gorantla Hari Babu flagged off the rally with a model of PSLV C 37 displayed on a tractor for the public.

 The correspondent T Vijaya Bhaskar and Suneetha explained the 300 plus students and the staff of the schools about the importance of the Wednesday’s rocket launch and said it was a proud moment for every Indian.