President Mukherjee congratulates ISRO on landmark PSLV-C34 launch

President Mukherjee congratulates ISRO on landmark PSLV-C34 launch

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-06-22 12:37 New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on the successful launch of PSLV-C34, carrying a record 20 satellites in a single mission including the Cartosat-2 series satellite and 19 co-passenger satellites."My heartiest congratulations to you and your entire team at ISRO for the successful launch of PSLV-C34. I understand that images received from the Cartosat-2 satellite will be useful in providing scene-specific spot imagery that can be used for detailed mapping and other cartographic applications as well as applications in Land Information System (LIS) and Geographical Information System (GIS)," he said in a message to Chairman of ISRO A.S. Kiran Kumar.Asserting that the nation is proud of this achievement which has demonstrated India's increasing space capabilities yet again, the President wished ISRO success in all their future endeavours.Prime Minister Narendra Modi also lauded Indian scientists for the 'monumental accomplishment', saying that ISRO continues to break new barriers.In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said that India' space programme has shown the transformative potential of science and technology in people's lives."Over the years we developed expertise