India's Heaviest Rocket GSLV MK III To Lift Off From Sriharikota Today

Another moment of pride.


On June 5, 2017, India's heaviest rocket, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III will be launched into space from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, at 5.28 pm. 

The 'fat boy satellite' will take off from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, a rocket launch site in Sriharikota, India.

The live coverage of ISRO's heaviest rocket GSLV MK III will begin at 5.25 pm.

The ISRO (Indian Space Research organisation, a space agency of the Government of India), which took 15 years of relentless work to achieve the mission, is now capable of carrying four-ton communication satellites to space.

The rocket weighs more than the combined weight of 200 full-grown Asian Elephants, and it could soon be used to carry Indian astronauts in space.

"ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar is crossing the limits to ensure that the new, fully self-reliant Indian rocket succeeds in its maiden launch," NDTV reported.