18 December 2014 :: ISRO successfully launched its heaviest rocket GSLV Mk-III from the Second Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre. The Launch will help the country realise its ambition to send humans into space. Exactly 5.4 minutes after lift-off at 9.30 AM the module separated from the rocket at an altitude of 126 km and re-entered Earth’s atmosphere (about 80 km from sea level).
The GSLV-III or Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III is a launch vehicle developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation. It is intended to launch satellites into geostationary orbit and as a launcher for an Indian crew vehicle. The GSLV MK-3 will feature an Indian cryogenic third stage and a higher payload capacity than the current GSLV