On Monday, The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched the GSLV Mark III nickname (Fat boy) in orbit. The launch rocket also had GSAT 19 communication satellite, which was separated after the released.
The launched of GSLV Mark III began at 5.28 pm according to the Indian standard time, from Satish Dhawan Space center in Sriharikota, Chennai.
The overall duration taken by GSLV Mark III’s mission was began at 16 minutes. The rocket has a payload of 4 tons, which is the highest as compare to other Indian rockets. In an statement ISRO’s spokesperson said “The launch of this rocket will increase the possibility of launching the heavier satellites in the future, without depending on other space agencies.”
GSAT 19 has a weight of 3126 kg, which makes it heaviest companion launched in India.
The chairman of ISRO AS Kiran Kumar: “This is a historic day. The success of GSLV Mk-III and GSAT-19 was successful. We look forward to his operations (GSAT-19). ”
After the launch Prime minister of India Narendra Modi tweeted “Congratulations to the dedicated scientists of ISRO for the successful launch of GSLV – MKIII D1/GSAT-19 mission.”
Congratulations to the dedicated scientists of ISRO for the successful launch of GSLV – MKIII D1/GSAT-19 mission.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 5, 2017
President of India, Pranav Mukherjee tweeted “GSLV-Mk III is the heaviest rocket ever made by India and is capable of carrying the heaviest satellites made till date”
GSLV-Mk III is the heaviest rocket ever made by India and is capable of carrying the heaviest satellites made till date #PresidentMukherjee
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) June 5, 2017
Opposition leader of India, Rahul Gandhi tweeted “Congrats to
@isro on the launch of #GSLVMK3-India’s heaviest rocket yet.A result of 3decades of hard work of our space scientists!Very proud”
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) June 5, 2017