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ISRO successfully launches GSLV Mark III carrying GSAT-19 communication satellite

ISRO successfully launches GSLV Mark III carrying GSAT-19 communication satellite

ISRO hopes that if today's launch is successful, it will help it attract more foreign business in the lucrative heavier segment of the satellite business.

India's heaviest rocket-Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III)-has geared up for its maiden flight into space along with a communications satellite this evening.

It will carry a 3,136-kg GSAT-19 communications satellite - the heaviest to be lifted by an Indian rocket till date - to an altitude of around 179 km above the Earth after just over 16 minutes into the flight.

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"What ISRO has achieved today is historic". Much of that time was spent painstakingly developing an indigenous, cryogenic engine that uses liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen as propellants, said ISRO's chairman, A.S. Kiran Kumar. LOW-COST SPACE EXPLORATION GSLV Mk III's launch is another feather in the cap of Isro scientists, who had earlier won Asia's race to Mars in 2014 when an Indian spacecraft reached Mars on a minimum budget. In the run up to the launch, the talking point of GSLV Mk III has been its weight.

Dubbed by the scientists as the "Monster Rocket", it has the capability to launch satellites as heavy as 4 tonnes, i.e. 4000 kilograms. "The nation is proud!"

The launch is being made possible by the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III (GSLV Mk-III) - known as "fat boy" on account of its size.

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The successful launch of Rohini RS-1 satellite by SLV-3 in 1980 enabled India to join the select club of six countries- United States, former USSR, France, Japan, China and Britain- with capability to launch satellites on their own.

On 15 April 2010, the engine failed 800 milliseconds after ignition during the launch of GSLV-D3 carrying GSAT-4 satellite.

The 3,136 kg GSAT-19 satellite with communication transponders will also test technologies such as miniaturised heat pipe, fibre optic gyro, micro electro-mechanical systems accelerometer, Ku-band TTC transponder and indigenous lithium-ion battery.

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The launch will take place from Isro's Sriharikota facility in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. The GSLV Mark III version took over one-and-a-half decades of work with investments of around ₹300-350 crore. "If today India has to launch communication satellites beyond 2.3 tonnes, we have to go overseas", Radhakrishnan told PTI. That first test, however, included a prototype crew capsule.


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