President lauds Singaporean satellite launch

| Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 21:35
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Pranab Mukherjee

Mukherjee congratulates ISRO for the successful launch satellites

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday congratulated Indian space agency ISRO for the successful launch of six Singaporean satellites.

"I extend my hearty congratulations to you and your entire team at the ISRO for the successful launch of PSLV-C29,” Mukherjee said iIn a message to Indian Space Research Organisation chairman AS Kiran Kumar.

Along with two micro-satellites and three nano-satellites of Singapore, PSLV-C29 is carrying Singapore's first commercial earth observatory satellite TeLEOS-1. Today's achievement demonstrates, yet again, India's increasing space capabilities, he said.

Mukherjee asked the ISRO chief to convey his greetings to all the scientists, engineers, technologists and others associated with the "great mission".

"I wish the ISRO continued success in the coming years," the president said in a statement.

(Also Read: ISRO launches six Singaporean satellites)

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