India successfully launches largest rocket, unmanned capsule
December 18 , 2014
India has launched its largest rocket and unmanned capsule. Thursday’s launch of the 630-tonne Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle from Sriharikota in the southern Andhra Pradesh state was declared successful.
The new rocket is capable of carrying heavier satellites to space. Reports said that it can carry communication satellites that weigh 4,000 kg. India will therefore not have to depend on foreign launchers for heavier payloads in future.
The chairman of the Indian Space and Research Organization K Radhakrishnan described the launch as a “very significant day” in the country’s space history.
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