GSLV-Mk III carrying communication satellite GSAT-29 launched


Sriharikota: The communication satellite GSAT-29 blasted off from Sriharikota spaceport on Wednesday evening. It was carried into space by India’s heaviest rocket GSLV-Kk III.

At 5.08 p.m., the GSLV-Mk III rocket began its ascent from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC).

The rocket weighing about 640 tonnes shot into the skies with a thick orange flame at its rear. Earlier, ISRO had launched a similar rocket on June 5, 2017, with GSAT-19 satellite.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said GSAT-29 has a lifespan of 10 years. The communication satellite carries a high-resolution camera.


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