ISRO's GSLV MKIII-D1 mission in photos: Witness India's heaviest rocket blasting off

The GSLV MK III is India's heaviest rocket yet. Image: ISRO
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The GSLV MK III is India's heaviest rocket yet. Image: ISRO

The rocket is called
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The rocket is called "fat boy" by ISRO scientists, but the Telegu media has christened it "Baahubali" because of its heavy lift capabilities. Image: ISRO

The rocket blasted off from the second launch pad at ISRO's launch facility in Sriharikota. Image: ISRO
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The rocket blasted off from the second launch pad at ISRO's launch facility in Sriharikota. Image: ISRO

The GSLV MK III uses more indigenous components than any other launch vehicle in the ISRO fleet. Image: ISRO
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The GSLV MK III uses more indigenous components than any other launch vehicle in the ISRO fleet. Image: ISRO

The GSLV MK III or a variant is expected to be the rocket used for the first manned mission by India. Image: ISRO
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The GSLV MK III or a variant is expected to be the rocket used for the first manned mission by India. Image: ISRO

The GSLV can deploy a four ton payload into geosynchronous transfer orbit, allowing for India to commercialise launch services for heavier satellites. Image: ISRO
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The GSLV can deploy a four ton payload into geosynchronous transfer orbit, allowing for India to commercialise launch services for heavier satellites. Image: ISRO

The fully integrated GSLV at the launch pad. Image: ISRO
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The fully integrated GSLV at the launch pad. Image: ISRO

The GSAT-19 is a high capacity communications satellites, and will boost the internet speeds in India, especially in rural and remote areas. Image: ISRO
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The GSAT-19 is a high capacity communications satellites, and will boost the internet speeds in India, especially in rural and remote areas. Image: ISRO

The indigenously developed high thrust cryogenic engine performed perfectly. Image: ISRO
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The indigenously developed high thrust cryogenic engine performed perfectly. Image: ISRO

The GLSV MKIII used two strap on boosters. Image: ISRO
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The GLSV MKIII used two strap on boosters. Image: ISRO





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