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'Shocked' after India’s successful 104 satellite launch: Trump aide

Former Senator Dan Coats Told Lawmakers That He Was “shocked' The Other Day To Read That India, On One Rocket Launch, Deposited More Than 100 Satellites In Space.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 01 Mar 2017, 04:47:49 PM
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New Delhi:

It seems that the United States did not take India’s achievement in a welcome gesture as the latter had successfully launched 100 satellites in one go on February 15.  

The US President Donald Trump's nominee to be the director of national intelligence reacted on the news, saying he was "shocked" to know that the nation had achieved measure feat, affirming that the US cannot afford to be seen lagging behind.  

Former senator Dan Coats told lawmakers that he was “shocked” the other day to read that India, on one rocket launch, deposited more than 100 satellites in space. His confession came during the hearing for the position of Director of National Intelligence.

 India had created history by becoming the first country to launch successfully 104 satellites into space in one go.

 Recording its 38th consecutive success, ISRO's workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) injected India's weather observation Cartosat-2 Series satellite and 103 nano satellites into precise orbit in a gap of 30 minutes after a textbook lift-off from this spaceport, about 100 km from Chennai.

 

As the country seeks a bigger slice of the multi-billion dollar space launch industry, the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) bettered Russian space agency's feat of launching 37 satellites at one go in 2014. 

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First Published : 01 Mar 2017, 03:54:00 PM

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