There is little doubt that ISRO's record-setting launch of 104 satellites in one go is praiseworthy. The achievement has been hailed by media the world over. Among those who congratulated the Indian space agency on the extraordinary feat is the visionary SpaceX CEO and serial entrepreneur, Elon Musk.
When asked about ISRO's launch, Musk said that he was very impressed.
@Floydilicious Yeah, awesome achievement by ISRO. Very impressive!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 16, 2017
The SpaceX CEO also said that the space agency was making India proud through its missions.
Musk's SpaceX is a competitor of ISRO for satellite launches. The privately held company aims to bring the cost of space launches down by using the Falcon 9 reusable rocket. ISRO's PSLV launches cost only $15 million, which is a fourth of a typical SpaceX launch cost. Musk's company is planning a Falcon 9 launch over the weekend.