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ISRO Successfully Launches India's Heaviest Rocket GSLV-MK III

India | PTI | November 14, 2018, 5:21 pm
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 India's heaviest rocket - Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III)-- carrying 3,423 kg communication satellite GSAT-29 blasted off from the Sriharikota spaceport on November 14. (Image: PTI)

India's heaviest rocket - Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III)-- carrying 3,423 kg communication satellite GSAT-29 blasted off from the Sriharikota spaceport on November 14. (Image: PTI)

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 Precisely at 5.08 p.m., the GSLV-Mk III rocket on its second developmental flight began its ascent with a strong deep growl that reverberated like a thunder roll breaking free from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. (Image: PTI)

Precisely at 5.08 p.m., the GSLV-Mk III rocket on its second developmental flight began its ascent with a strong deep growl that reverberated like a thunder roll breaking free from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. (Image: PTI)

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 The 43.4-metre rocket weighing about 640 tonnes rushed to the blue skies with a thick orange flame at its rear. The GSLV-Mk III with a capacity to carry a four-tonne satellite is a three-stage/engine rocket with two strap-on motors powered by solid fuel. The second stage is a core liquid fuel booster and the third is the cryogenic engine. (Image: PTI)

The 43.4-metre rocket weighing about 640 tonnes rushed to the blue skies with a thick orange flame at its rear. The GSLV-Mk III with a capacity to carry a four-tonne satellite is a three-stage/engine rocket with two strap-on motors powered by solid fuel. The second stage is a core liquid fuel booster and the third is the cryogenic engine. (Image: PTI)

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 The Indian space agency had flown a similar rocket on June 5, 2017, with GSAT-19 satellite. Prior to that ISRO had flown another rocket with 3.7-tonne dummy payload in 2014 to test its in-flight structural stability and aerodynamics. (Image: PTI)

The Indian space agency had flown a similar rocket on June 5, 2017, with GSAT-19 satellite. Prior to that ISRO had flown another rocket with 3.7-tonne dummy payload in 2014 to test its in-flight structural stability and aerodynamics. (Image: PTI)

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