The polar satellite launch is a significant milestone which will boost India’s aerial capabilities, President Pranab Mukherjee said Friday.
He congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of the Cartosat-2 series along with 30 co-passenger satellites of various countries by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
“The nation is proud of this magnificent achievement which is also a significant milestone in the progress of our space capabilities. It will boost India’s aerial capabilities as also its earth observation capabilities,” Mukherjee said in a message to ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar.
He said: “Kindly convey my greetings to the members of your team of scientists, engineers, technologists and all others associated with this mission. I wish the ISRO continued success in the coming years.”