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ISRO hopes of launching a manned space mission could soon be a reality

  • Fat boy, ISRO, GSLV Mk-III, GSAT-19, GSLV, communication satellite, Satish Dhawan Space Centre
    GSLV Mk-III, carrying communication satellite GSAT-19

    ISRO launched its heaviest rocket, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark (MK) III, also nicknamed the Fat Boy, from Sriharikota.

  • Fat boy, ISRO, GSLV Mk-III, GSAT-19, GSLV, communication satellite, Satish Dhawan Space Centre
    ISRO's heaviest rocket GSLV Mk-III, carrying communication satellite GSAT-19

    The new launch vehicle was used to place a 3,136 kg GSAT-19 communications satellite into orbit

  • Fat boy, ISRO, GSLV Mk-III, GSAT-19, GSLV, communication satellite, Satish Dhawan Space Centre
    ISRO's heaviest rocket GSLV Mk-III

    The GSAT-19 is expected to improve internet connectivity across the country.

  • Fat boy, ISRO, GSLV Mk-III, GSAT-19, GSLV, communication satellite, Satish Dhawan Space Centre
    GSLV Mk-III, carrying communication satellite

    In doing so, Isro not only answered many of its critics but also achieved a feat that eluded it for almost three decades.

  • Fat boy, ISRO, GSLV Mk-III, GSAT-19, GSLV, communication satellite, Satish Dhawan Space Centre
    GSLV Mk-III, carrying communication satellite GSAT-19, takes off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre

    GSLV Mk-III, carrying communication satellite GSAT-19, takes off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre

  • Fat boy, ISRO, GSLV Mk-III, GSAT-19, GSLV, communication satellite, Satish Dhawan Space Centre
    ISRO GSLV Mk-III from Satish Dhawan Space Centre

    'Fat boy' launch is a big deal for Isro and will boost India's stature

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