Manmohan Singh inaugurates Indian Institute of Space and Technology

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New Delhi, Aug 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said that he was confident the department of Space and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) would meet all challenges effectively.

Inaugurated the Indian Institute of Space and Technology located at Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday through video conferencing, he said that he was truly proud of the remarkable achievements of the department of Space and the ISRO.

"Exploring the new frontiers of space technology aimed at low cost access to space, development of heavy lift boosters to launch heavier satellites, realising high power and high bandwidth communication satellites and remote sensing satellites with all weather capability are some of these challenges. I am confident these challenges will be met and dealt effectively," he added.

He also said that the awards ceremony was a fitting tribute to the legacy of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai and other eminent space scientists like Dr. Satish Dhawan.

He opined that Dr. Sarabhai was not just the father of India's space programme but an intellectual giant, a visionary and a great institution builder. (ANI)

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