President congratulates ISRO team for successful launch of Oceansat-2

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New Delhi, Sept 23 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil today congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) team for the successful launch of Oceansat-2 satellite.

Describing it as a proudest moment for the whole country, President Patil said this would herald a new beginning in understanding of the oceans.

Earlier, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh greeted the ISRO scientists and technocrats.

ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair also congratulated all the staff of the organisation for their effort in making this launch a great success.

The ISRO successfully launched seven satellites in 1,200 seconds with the help of its most trusted Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV- C-14) from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh coast.

The launch was carried out as per schedule at 11.51 a.m. (IST) and ended at 12.06 p.m. (IST).

India placed its second Ocean observation satellite Oceansat 2, along with six other nano satellites including two German two Rubinsats Rubin 9.1 and Rubin 9.2, and four cubesats - the Beesat (assembled by Technical University, Berlin), UWE-2 (University of Wuerzburg, Germany), ITU-pSat (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey) and SwissCube-1 (Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, Switzerland). (ANI)

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