ISRO GSLV Mk 3 rocket launch powers GSAT-19 satellite into space; watch video

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New Delhi | Updated: Jun 05, 2017 8:06 PM

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ISRO GSLV Mk 3 rocket launch: In a historic success, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday successfully launched GSLV Mk 3, which lifted GSAT-19 satellite into space. The satellite was launched at scheduled 5.28 pm from Second Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. Hailing ISRO’s big achievement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratuted the state-owned space agency and the team responsible for the successful launch. PM Modi took to Twitter and said, “Congratulations to the dedicated scientists of ISRO for the successful launch of GSLV – MKIII D1/GSAT-19 mission.”

Another tweet by him read, “The GSLV – MkIII D1/GSAT-19 mission takes India closer to the next generation launch vehicle and satellite capability. The nation is proud!”. As per ISRO, GSLV Mk 3 Rocket is capable of launching 4 ton class of satellites to Geosynchronous Transfer orbit (GTO). The vehicle works in three stages with two solid motor strap-ons (S200), a liquid propellant core stage (L110) and a cryogenic stage (C25). The newly launched communication satellite GSAT-19 weighs a whopping 3,136 kg.

Watch | Stunning video and pictures of ISRO GSLV Mk 3 Rocket launch

Prior to the successful launch, ISRO had to rely on foreign launchers for communication satellites weighing more than 2,300 kg. The newly launched GSLV MkIII-D1 is capable of lifting payloads of up to 4,000 kg into the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) and 10,000 kg into the Low Earth Orbit. ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar had said the mission is important as “it was the heaviest-ever rocket and satellite to be launched from the country”.

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Press Trust of India reports that GSAT-19 is equivalent to having a constellation of six to seven of the older variety of communication satellites. Significantly, in 2014, ISRO had successfully tested the crew module Atmospheric Reentry experiment with the flight GSLV MkIII. If all works well and developmental agenda makes the grade, manned flights on this rocket will become possible.

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