New Delhi, Dec 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) on successful launch of GSAT-11 which will boost the broadband connectivity to rural and inaccessible Gram Panchayats in the country coming under the Bharat Net Project.
“A major milestone for our space programme, which will transform the lives of crores of Indians by connecting remote areas! Congrats to ISRO for the successful launch of GSAT-11, which is the heaviest, largest and most-advanced high throughput communication satellite of India,' he said in a statement here.
He said India was proud of nation's scientists, who keep innovating and setting high standards of scale, inspiring Indians.
'India is proud of our scientists, who keep innovating and setting high standards of scale, achievements and success. Their remarkable work inspires every Indian,” the Prime Minister said.
ISRO's heaviest and most-advanced high throughput communication satellite GSAT-11 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana during the early hours of the day.
The 5,854-kg GSAT-11 will provide high data rate connectivity to users of Indian mainland and islands through 32 user beams in Ku-band and 8 hub beams in Ka-band.
The Bharat Net Project aims to enhance the public welfare schemes like e-banking, e-health, e-governance among others. (UNI)