ISRO Successfully Launches Its Most Powerful Homemade Rocket And Creates History In The Process!

 

ISRO has now turned out to be a synonym for success. After the recent successful launch of GSAT-9 , now comes the league of heavy load vehicles and ISRO has turned successful in sending these into the space. On 5th June, 5:58 pm. Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle –Mark III along with GSAT-19 has lift off into space successfully today. The rocket weighing 640 tonnes, carrying GSAT-19 communication satellite was launched from SRI HARI KOTA space centre in Andhra Pradesh.

 

Here’s all you need to know about this incredible feat:


1. This successful launch by ISRO comes after previous tragic failures in 1979, 1993, and 2001 proved how ISRO is moving up in the league of big boys in space.

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2. This “Heavy weight” satellite was developed over 15 years at a cost of Rs 300 crore, and is the heaviest to be in air till date.

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3. GSLV MK III is capable of launching 4 ton class of satellites to Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit. It is the first developmental flight.

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4. Several minutes later after the launch, communications satellite GSAT-19 was into the orbit. The GSAT-19 weighs 3,136 KGS and has a life span of 10 years.

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5. It is expected to carry astronauts soon into space and this biggie, weighs almost as much as 200 full grown elephants and 5 jumbo jets.

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6. Often referred to as “Generally sea loving Vehicles”, this comes as a big relief for ISRO’s GSLV launch after several failures.

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This launch is expected to take Indian space research to next level as the cutting edge technological advancement and ISRO’s capability has far from developed.

 

 

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