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Isro's first 2021 mission: satellite blasts off with Bhagavad Gita, PM's photo

Feb 28, 2021 11:07 IST | By Editorji News Desk

The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully conducted its first launch of 2021, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Sunday. An PSLV rocket blasted off into space with the 637-kg Amazonia-1 satellite of Brazil.

The nanosatellite is carrying a copy of the Bhagavad Gita in the form of an SD card and a photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the top panel, to show solidarity and gratitude for his aatmanirbhar initiative and space privatisation.

Isro says the satellite would strengthen the existing structure by providing remote sensing data to users for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon region and analysis of diversified agriculture across the Brazilian territory.

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