"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents come alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamt yourself to be."
Maharishi Patanjali Yoga Sutra before 2200 years.
oceanographic study satellite 'SARAL' and six foreign mini and micro
spacecrafts were successfully launched on Monday by Indian Space
Research Organisation's PSLV-C20 rocket from this spaceport.
workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifted off from the first
launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at around 6 pm at the end of
the 59-hour countdown and placed in the orbit the satellites about 22
Pranab Mukherjee witnessed the launch from the mission control centrein Sriharikota, about 110 km from Chennai.
lift-off was rescheduled to 6.01 pm, a five-minute delay, to avoid
probability of collision with space debris, a normal precautionarystep in a launch mission, ISRO sources said.
410-kg SARAL with payloads -- Argos and Altika -- from French spaceagency CNES is meant for study of ocean parameters towards enhancing
the understanding of the ocean state conditions.
SARAL, two micro-satellites UniBRITE and BRITE from Austria, AAUSAT3
from Denmark and STRaND from United Kingdom as also one
micro-satellite (NEOSSat) and one mini-satellite (SAPPHIRE) from
Canadawere launched by PSLV, which yet again proved its versatalityrecording its 22nd succesful flight in a row in its 23 missions of
which the first one had failed.
was injected first into the space about 18 minutes after the lift-offfollowed by other satellites in the space of about four minutes.