Narendra Modi says, 'yeh dil maange more' as India launches 5 satellites on PSLV-C23; India's Mars mission at under 'Gravity' cost

June 30, 2014 10:14 AM

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Narendra Modi says, 'yeh dil maange more' as India launches 5 satellites on PSLV-C23; India's Mars mission at under 'Gravity' cost

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a pitch for India to be the world's low-cost space technology supplier, minutes after witnessing the launch of a PSLV-C23 rocket carrying five satellites from France, Singapore, Germany and Canada on Monday.

The launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle bolsters India's goal of capturing more of the $304 billion annual global space market, and Modi seized the moment with an uplifting speech about India's prowess in cheap space technology.

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