GSLV rocket launches after 40 min delay

Rocket launch

An Indian Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV MkII) rocket carrying weather satellite INSAT-3DR has been finally launched after 40 minute of delay due to the filling of fuel in the cryogenic stage.

The take-off from the launch pad of Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh was scheduled for 4.10 pm but was launched at 4.50 pm.

The successful launch of GSLV MK-II will first reduce the dependency for ISRO on foreign launchers and will be a potential disruptor in pricing for launching foreign satellites on Indian soil.

Wefornews Bureau

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