Isro's Bahubali Takes To Skies, Boosts Mission Chandrayaan-2
Updated: November 15, 2018 17:06 pm
Isro has successfully put into orbit India's latest communication satellite with its heaviest rocket and the new space mission is expected to serve the communication needs of people in the remote areas of the country. The launch of the rocket GSLV-MkIII-D, which is dubbed by the ISRO as the 'Bahubali' or "fat boy" of Indian rockets, is also seen as crucial for the space agency as it would be used for the ambitious Chandrayaan-2 (lunar mission) and the country's planned manned space mission. The 3,423 kg satellite GSAT-29 is also the heaviest Indian satellite to be put into orbit.