The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has started the new year with a successful note by successfully launching PSLV-C40, which was carrying India's earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 along with 30 nano satellites. The foreign statellites belong to Canada, Finland, France, Korea, UK and USA.
Isro's chairman designate K Sivan said that today's launch is a green flag for some of the important launches including Chandrayaan-2, GSLV MK-II among others in 2018.
A S Kiran Kumar, chairman, Isro said, "Isro is starting 2018 with the successful launch of Cartosat-2, which he says is Isro's New Year gift to the country. The launch was satisfactory and few important launches are to be followed during the year."