PM congratulates ISRO for sixth navigation satellite launch

New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists on the successful launch of the sixth navigation satellite IRNSS-1F into orbit.

“Successful launch of IRNSS-1F is an accomplishment we all take immense pride in. I salute the hard work of our scientists and ISRO,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

India on Thursday successfully put into orbit its sixth navigation satellite IRNSS-1F by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C32) rocket.

With this success, India moved closer towards joining a select group of nations possessing their own satellite-based navigation system.

Named as the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), the system consists of a constellation of seven satellites, of which the sixth was put into orbit on Thursday.

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