ISRO successfully launches “Monster Rocket - GSLV Mk III”


The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its most powerful rocket GSLV Mark III carrying GSAT-19 communication satellite from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

About GSLV Mark III:
-          Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III
-          It  is a launch vehicle developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
-          The GSLV MkIII-D1 carried payloads of up to 4,000 kg into the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) and 10,000 kg into the Low Earth Orbit. The rocket was developed for 15 years at a cost of around Rs 300 crore. 
-          The GSLV MkIII, which was earlier known as Launch Vehicle Mark-III or LMV Mark III, could be India’s first vehicle to ferry people into space. 

-          The first "Developmental" orbital flight of the GSLV Mk.III was successfully launched, and placed the GSAT-19E Satellite in orbit on 5th June, 2017.




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