Sonia lauds Isro space scientists, 'they have made India proud'
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday complimented the ISRO for the successful launch of India's latest communication satellite GSAT-17 from Kourou in French Guiana.
"Right from its inception, the space scientists at ISRO have worked hard to bolster the scientific temper of this country. This latest addition to its long list of achievements has once again made every Indian proud," she said in a statement. GSAT-17 was on Thursday successfully launched from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana. GSAT-17 was injected shortly after orbiting co-passenger Hellas Sat 3-Inmarsat S EAN in a flawless flight lasting about 39 minutes.