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GSLV Mark III, India's Largest Rocket, Blasts Off Successfully


Dec 18,New Delhi: India's space agency today successfully launched its heaviest rocket ever - the 630-tonne, three-stage Geo-Synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III - with an experimental crew module. The mission will take the Indian Space Research Organisation or ISRO a step closer to sending astronauts to space.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "Successful launch of GSLV Mk-III is yet another triumph of brilliance & hard work of our scientists. Congrats to them for the efforts."

The Rs. 160 crore mission tests the rocket's atmospheric flight stability powered by two engines with around four-tonne luggage