Few hours after ISRO successfully launched GSLV Mk III rocket from Sriharikota, which separated an unmanned crew module at an altitude of around 126 km, an Indian Coast Guard ship recovered the three-tonne weighing module, which had safely descended in the Bay of Bengal off Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Senior scientist and SPACE India director C B Devgun on Thursday expressed happiness over the successful launch of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark-III, adding that this was the first test done without the cryogenic engine and that the new module CREW that has been crafted to ensure the safe arrival of astronauts back to earth, had been tested successfully.
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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) began the test-fly of its heaviest and upgraded rocket - the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mark III) - on Wednesday from Sriharikota space station, near Chennai.
The countdown for the Dec 18 morning test launch of India's heaviest and next generation rocket-Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mark III) will start Wednesday 9 a.m., a senior official of the Indian space agency said Tuesday.
Ahead of the country's maiden experimental launch of latest generation vehicle GSLV Mk III, which would carry out the 'Crew module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment (CARE)' on a suborbital mission on December 18, ISRO on Monday successfully carried out a rehearsal.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday annonced that it will test-fly its heaviest and upgraded rocket - the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mark III) – on December 18 from Sriharikota space station, near Chennai.
The launch of India's latest communication satellite GSAT-16 in the early hours tomorrow by Arianespace rocket from Kourou in French Guiana was deferred due to inclement weather at the launch base, ISRO announced tonight.