ISRO Creates History Again, Successfully Launches Baahubali- GSAT-19
Sriharikota: Creating history once again, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its heaviest and biggest vehicle GSLV Mark III D carrying GSAT-19 communication satellite exactly at 5.28 pm on Monday from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. Exactly 16 minutes later, at 5.44pm, the GSAT-19 Sattelite successfully separated from the launch vehicle.
The proud ISRO chief Kiran Kumar, congratulated the entire team which worked on this project.
Meanwhile, President Pranab Mukharjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the scientists for their achievement.
The 640 ton rocket nicknamed as Baahubali and fat boy, is a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III, is powered by all new indigenous cryogenic engine. The project was started by ISRO one and half decades ago, with an expenditure of ₹ 300 crore .
With the success of this mission, the organization came a step closer to ferry Indian astronauts into space.