Why ISRO's first launch of 2018 made Pakistan nervous


The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) achieved a major milestone on Friday when it launched its 100th satellite - alongwith 30 others - into space.

The 710-kg earth observation satellite the PSLV will carry is the third in the Cartosat 2 series This is the 42nd flight of the PSLV. launch. Three micro and 25 nano satellites from six countries namely Canada, Finland, France, Republic of Korea, UK and US, make up the other payload. While it was a historic moment for India - especially after the unsuccessful launch of the IRNSS-1H satellite in August of past year.

The remaining 30 co-passenger satellites, of which 3 were indigenous and the rest were foreign, were successfully separated close to the expected estimated time. It will also be the first mission after the failure of the PSLV on August 31, 2017, where the heat shield malfunctioned, as a result of which the satellite failed to enter orbit. Dr Surendra Pal, former ISRO associate director said that it's a matter of pride and the success of launch will and make us stand taller than countries like USA, France, and Canada.

White House Press Secretary, CNN Reporter Battle Over Trump's TV Habits
These issues and more were discussed during the latest press briefing, as reported by CBS News on January 11. US President Donald Trump will undergo mental and physical test on Friday.

The total weight of all the 31 satellites carried on-board PSLV-C40 is about 1,323 kgs.

Meanwhile, the launch also marked the national space agency's foray into small satellite market.

The launch was lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh at 9:28 am.

A single cigarette can trigger smoking addiction, says study
In the same period, 19.3% of 18- to 24-year-olds were smokers, compared with 25.8% in 2010. Taking just one drag of a cigarette is enough to get you hooked, a study has found.

Even before liftoff had taken place, Pakistan foreign ministry issued a terse warning stating that India should abstain from using its satellites for military purposes.

"The propellant filling operation of fourth stage of PSLV-C40 is under progress", said an update on ISRO's website on Thursday morning.

Referring to the previous launch, he said it had heat shield problem and an ISRO committee had addressed it and taken steps to ensure the vehicle was "robust".

Donald Trump says he would 'beat Oprah' in presidency battle
Three months ago, Winfrey made it clear she had no political ambitions during an October appearance on CBS This Morning . Her longtime partner, Stedman Graham , and her close friend Gayle King have not done much to tamp down the chatter.

A visibly relieved ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar, on his final mission as the chief of the space agency, said he was happy to provide Cartosat 2 Series as a New Year gift for the country. Sivan was speaking in the context of ISRO's failed launch in August.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Damien Harris Will Stay At Alabama
Jan 11, 2018 - 03:19
On Tuesday, Alabama coach Nick Saban said he met with seven potential early entrants to the draft about their decisions. He finishes his career with the rolling tide with 224 catches, 2,781 yards and 19 touchdowns.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 7.6-magnitude quake strikes off the coast of Honduras
Jan 11, 2018 - 03:18
This shallow depth could have amplified its effect, though no damage in Honduras was immediately reported, according to Reuters . Tsunami sirens were heard going off along the coast of Belize shortly after the magnitude 7.6 quake hit northeast of Honduras.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Harvey Weinstein Goes Out in Public, Immediately Gets Slapped
Jan 11, 2018 - 03:14
Weinstein is now under investigation by New York, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and London authorities. Weinstein stumbles and looks at the camera as a friend tries to block the scene from view.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Calls Out Sen. Feinstein For Leaking Fusion GPS Transcript
Jan 11, 2018 - 01:02
Last fall, Feinstein, 84, announced her decision to seek a sixth Senate term this year . The investigation led by special prosecutor Robert S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cleveland Browns officially announce front office additions of Eliot Wolf, Alonzo Highsmith
Jan 11, 2018 - 00:59
Wolf will serve as the team's assistant general manager, while Highsmith has been named the vice president of player personnel. He's been a big reason for the consistent success the Packers have experienced over the last decade.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Khloé Kardashian's Assistant Knew She Was Pregnant Before Her Family Did
Jan 10, 2018 - 01:16
Feeling stronger and healthier then ever the critics started to judge her for being too skinny. This is after the public's speculation on where she would decide to give birth .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Did President Donald Trump Forgets The American National Anthem?
Jan 10, 2018 - 01:16
One comment read: "Super obvious Trump doesn't know the words to our National Anthem". However, he appeared to have trouble remembering the words himself.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top John Dickerson To Take Charlie Rose's Spot On 'CBS This Morning'
Jan 10, 2018 - 01:13
But with " CBS This Morning ", the network is in a better competitive position against " Today " and "GMA" than ever before. Dickerson has been a reporter in Washington since 1995, covering the White House, Congress and economics.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he's running for the Senate in Arizona
Jan 10, 2018 - 01:10
Arpaio tweeted Tuesday he is seeking the post to support Trump's agenda "in his mission to Make America Great Again". Arpaio, not content with his pardon, is still fighting to have the conviction completely erased from his record.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Modi and Trump may meet at Davos on January 22
Jan 10, 2018 - 01:10
Bill Clinton attended Davos in 2000, the only president to do so, and he has been a regular attendee since. American administrations regularly send representatives to Davos , but presidents often decline to attend.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump's plaintiff cry to Bannon, Wolff - Shut up or I'll sue
Jan 10, 2018 - 01:09
Too bad!", tweeted Trump . "I think one of the interesting effects of the book so far is a very clear emperor-has-no-clothes effect", Wolff said .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Natalie Portman Calls Out 'All Male' Award Nominees
Jan 09, 2018 - 01:51
Nope! Dee Rees of " Mudbound " would've also been a good option, or even Patty Jenkins of " Wonder Woman ", although that one might be a stretch.

Amazon Alexa to launch on Windows 10 PCs this year
Jan 09, 2018 - 01:49
In August past year , Amazon and Microsoft announced that they were working together to share their digital assistant's abilities. Alexa already works with the Acer Air Monitor , and it will also be available on Acer's new V6820M and V6820i 4K UHD projectors.

Trump hopes Korea talks go 'beyond the Olympics'
Jan 09, 2018 - 01:45
The North's chief negotiator is Ri Son-gwon, the chairman of North Korea's state agency in charge of affairs with the South. President Trump said that he was open to direct talks with the North Korea regime, adding "But we have a very firm stance".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sports journalist who feared she was being followed reported missing
Jan 09, 2018 - 01:45
They discovered her cellphone and different assets inside, cops stated, while her satchel was found at a close-by business. She sent her roommate a text that she was being followed by suspicious man who then followed her in a blue truck.