ISRO’s heaviest rocket

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Isro’s heaviest rocket, GSLV MK-III, takes off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Monday. Bearing communication satellite GSAT-19, the 640-tonne carrier is also referred to as ‘fat boy’ by Scientists. The rocket boasts a powerful engine that has been developed in India. Programme managers hope to reduce reliance on European engines. The GSLV MK III rocket carried a satellite weighing more than three tonnes into a high orbit above Earth, a landmark achievement as India had struggled to match the heavier payloads of other space giants.

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