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India launches rocket into space

India launch GSLV Mark-III ready

India launch GSLV Mark-III

India has launched its largest rocket, the 630-tonne Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle MK III blasted off from Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday morning.

This rocket is designed to carry communication satellites weighing 4,000 kilograms into orbit and even a manned capsule.

ISRO mission director S. Somnath said, “The powerful launch vehicle has come to shape, which will change our destiny… placing heavier spacecraft into communications orbits.”

Now India will no longer need to rely on other countries to launch their heavier satellites.

The rocket’s main cargo on this launch was the capsule, which is capable of carrying two to three astronauts into space.

ISRO says it will be another seven years before the project would be ready to carry astronauts.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the launch, “yet another triumph of the brilliance and hard work of our scientists.”

 

 

 

 

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