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South Asia Satellite starts new era in space technology: Rajnath

South Asia Satellite starts new era in space technology: Rajnath

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday greeted the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for launching the South Asia Satellite, and said a new era of regional cooperation has begun.

“Congratulations to team ISRO on successful launch of South Asia Satellite. A new era of regional cooperation in space technology has begun,” the Minister tweeted.

An Indian rocket with the over two tonne South Asia Satellite or GSAT-9, intended to address the region’s “economic and developmental priorities”, blasted off from the Sriharikota spaceport on Friday.

The satellite is expected to help in better communication, weather forecasting, telemedicine and response to disaster management.

–IANS