In a message to K. Radhakrishnan, chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Mukherjee congratulated him and his team for the successful launch of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C23, carrying five satellites from four countries.
"The nation is proud of this important achievement which is a significant milestone in the progress of our space capabilities," he said.
"Kindly convey my greetings to the members of your team of scientists, engineers, technologists and all others associated with this great mission," the president said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was at ISRO to witness the launch. He too congratulated the team for its success and said that he was privileged to be present there.