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ISRO successfully launches its heaviest ever rocket

What could be considered as the game changing for rocket science in India, ISRO has successfully launched a communication satellite GSAT-19 using its heaviest rocket GSLV Mark-III.

GSLV Mk III is a three-stage heavy lift launch vehicle developed by ISRO. The vehicle has two solid strap-ons, a core liquid booster and a cryogenic upper stage.

GSLV Mk III is designed to carry 4 ton class of satellites into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) or about 10 tons to Low Earth Orbit (LEO), which is about twice the capability of GSLV Mk II.

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