President Mukherjee lauds ISRO for successful test of ‘futuristic’ scramjet engine

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientists and engineers monitor the movements of India's Mars orbiter at their Spacecraft Control Center in the southern Indian city of Bangalore November 27, 2013. The orbiter after circling Earth for 20 to 25 days, is scheduled to leave Earth's orbit on December 1. India launched its first rocket to Mars on November 5, aiming to reach the red planet at a much lower cost than successful missions by other nations, positioning the emerging Asian giant as a budget player in the latest global space race. REUTERS/Stringer (INDIA - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)

New Delhi [India]: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday lauded the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for successfully conducting the scramjet engine test this morning from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta in Andhra Pradesh.

“Hearty congratulations ISRO on successful test of futuristic scramjet rocket engine, India is proud of you,” the President tweeted.

Following the launch, the national space agency said that the test has met all the intended parameters.

The newly developed scramjet engine has been test launched onboard a RH 560 sounding rocket at 6 am.

With this, India has joined a select league of nations holding the promising technology. (ANI)