Watch: India's heaviest satellite GSAT-19 launched

Updated:1 year, 7 months ago IST

Sriharikota (A.P.), June 05 (ANI): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday launched GSLV-Mark III, a heavy lift rocket capable of carrying humans, into geo synchronous orbit from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. The rocket is carrying 3,136-kilogram weighed GSAT-19 communication satellite and will place it a distance of 36,000 km from earth. The rocket was developed for 15 years at a cost of around Rs. 300 crore. Dubbed by the scientists as the "Monster Rocket", it has the capability to launch satellites as heavy as 4 tonnes.

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