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Communication satellite GSAT-29 placed in orbit after landmark launch

GSAT-29 will help communication in remote places in the North East and in Jammu and Kashmir.

Isro, Isro PSLV launch
Isro will be launching PSLV-C42 mission in its core alone configuration

India on Saturday positioned in orbit the country’s latest communication satellite GSAT-29 that will help communication in remote places in the North East and in Jammu and Kashmir, marking an important milestone in the country’s space mission. The Indian Space Research Organisation’s heaviest rocket--Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III)-- launched the satellite on Wednesday after blasting off from Sriharikota in Andhdra Pradesh. GSLV-Mk III’s success proves ISRO ability to carry heavy satellites and boosts the ...