Yes. India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its 51st mission , PSLV-C49, successfully launched EOS-01, the polar stellite along with nine cutomer satellites of Lithunia (1), Luxembuorg (4) and USA (4) from the First Launchpad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), SHAR, Sriharikota

EOS-01 is an Earth Observtion Satellite intended for applications in Agriculture forestry and disaster management support.

The entire ISRO community celebrates the success of PSLV C-49 as it is the first launch during  Covid-19 pandemic.  There were a lot of whispers why this launching is to take place during this pandemic and putting the employees to work for the launch.  However, ISRO management has taken a dynamic decision to launch this PSLV C-49 by maintaining working modalities and safety parameters.

We see a lot of happiness and cheerfulness among the Scientists of ISRO for the success of this launch after a long period. 

This has happened nearly one year of silence because of the pandemic.

Primi Minister Mr Narendra Mode congratulated India's Space Industry for the successful launch of PSLV C-19/EOS-01 Mission, in the time of Covid-19 and said,"Our Scientists over came many constraints to meet the deadline".

Dr Sivan, Chairman, ISRO said on the eve of the successful launch of the PSLV C-49 that ISRO is gearing up for the launch of small scale satellite launch vehicles.  He also commented that this launch has been started after the Covid Pandemic and immediately PSLV C-50 launch also will be taken place.  He also said that presently small satellites are sent with the support of big satellites which launching ISRO's trusted workhorse PSLVs.  He also said that GSLV F-10 (Geo Synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) will be used to carry Earth Observation Satellite (EOS-03).

Dr Sivan also ensured that ISRO Scientists will always rise to the occasion and do the work as required by the authorities.

Here in Sriharikta we can see a festival atmosphere as the successful launch of PSLV C-49 nearly after an year of silence.  

Not only the employees of ISRO but contract workers and vendors are also showing their happiness.


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