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President congratulates ISRO on the launch of GSLV

In his message to ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar, he said this launch has demonstrated, yet again, India's increasing space capabilities.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
September 8, 2016 8:50:40 pm
ISRO satellite launch: GSLV-F05 being moved from Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad (ISRO photo) ISRO satellite launch: GSLV-F05 being moved from Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad (ISRO photo)

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday congratulated ISRO on the successful launch of the 10th flight of GSLV-F05, carrying an advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR.

In his message to ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar, he said this launch has demonstrated, yet again, India’s increasing space capabilities.

“I extend my heartiest congratulations and best wishes to you and your entire team at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on the successful launch of the tenth flight of India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F05, carrying an advanced weather satellite ‘INSAT -3DR,”the President said in his message.

“I understand this is the first operational flight of GSLV carrying an indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage(CUS).

This (satellite) will help study weather patterns as well as support surface-level search and rescue operations,” he said.

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