ISRO's GSLV MK III D1 mission highlights: The heaviest Indian rocket successfully launches the GSAT-19
The GSLV MK III D1 mission is the first development flight of the GSLV MK III with the indigenously developed cryogenic engine on board.
Isro's rocket, weighing 640 tonnes and standing 43.43 metres tall, will blast off from India's rocket port at Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
The countdown for the GSLV Mk-III D1/GSAT-19 mission of 25 hours and 30 minutes began at 3.58 p.m. on 04 June.
The first developmental flight of the rocket is a "great milestone" as ISRO is almost doubling the capacity to launch satellites.
The GSLV-MK III-D1 is a three-stage vehicle with two solid motor strap-ons, a liquid propellant core stage and a cryogenic stage.
Kiran Kumar said Isro’s immediate priority is to meet the basic needs of communication, navigation and remote sensing.
An indigenous rocket as heavy as 200 full-grown Asian elephants could well be the one taking “Indians into space from Indian soil”, says ISRO
Buoyed by the successful launch of the South Asia Satellite, the Indian space agency is now busy preparing for the maiden launch of its heaviest rocket.
Indian space agency ISRO is aiming for a world record by putting into orbit 83 satellites -- two Indian and 81 foreign -- on a single rocket in early 2017, a top official of Antrix Corporation said.
Indian space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is aiming for a world record by putting into orbit 83 satellites — two Indian and 81 foreign — on a single rocket in early 2017