‘India masters rocket science’: Here’s why the new ISRO launch is special
India most powerful rocket lifted off with a 3,423 kg GSAT-29 satellite, heaviest satellite in Indian History that set in orbit.Updated: Nov 15, 2018, 15:04 IST
India on Wednesday, put a communication satellite in the orbit with its heaviest rocket and the new space mission is expected to serve the communication needs of people in the remote areas of the country.
The rocket lifted off with a 3,423 kg GSAT-29 satellite, heaviest satellite in Indian history. Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) chief K Sivan said “It is an important milestone for the Indian Space Programme towards achieving self-reliance in launching heavier satellites.”
Here’s why this launch is special:
Hope for human spaceflight
The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mk III) is India’s most advanced and powerful rocket.
With its second successful flight, GSLV Mk III will be declared “operational”.