GSLV-3: India’s Heaviest Launch Vehicle
What a proud news for India’s this morning. We are progressing swiftly in all streams. When we are still rejoicing the first Mars mission from India- The cheapest interplanetary mission ever to be undertaken, here comes one more news of celebration. ISRO launches India’s heaviest rocket GSLV-3 from Sriharikota today.
For the ones who think Indian scientists are doing excellent job with their brilliance let me highlight the point that the development for the GSLV-3 began in the early 2000s, with the first launch planned for 2009-2010. No doubt in the fact that our scientists are brilliant but it took them a lot of efforts, hard work, failures and learning to make GSLV-3 a success launch. And thus once again proving us that patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
Things you should know about GSLV-3
- GSLV-3 is India’s largest rocket
- GSLV-3 is ISRO’s most advanced launch vehicle capable of injecting heavy satellites.
- GSLV- 3 is intended to launch satellites into geostationary orbit (35,786 kilometers above the Earth’s equator)
- GSLV-3 weighs 630-tonne becoming the heaviest rocket till date.
- GSLV-3 is a CARE mission, meaning Crew Module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment. This is a space capsule that will be taken above earth’s atmosphere by the rocket and then will be sent back.
- GSLV-3 is an experiment to check the compatibility for manned missions which is about 5 years from now.
- GSLV-3 will check whether it can withstand over 1600 degree Celsius.
- If GSLV- 3 proves to withstand the heat conditions, this kind of capsule will be used to send astronauts. The manned mission is dependent on the recovery of the GSLV-3
- If the manned mission works then India will become the fourth country in the world to have the capability of sending humans into space; So far, Russia, USA and China are the only nations having necessary technology for these kind of missions.
ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan on GSLV-3,
“This was a very significant day in the history of Indian space programme for the development of the advanced launch vehicle that could carry a 4-tonne class of communication satellite into orbit.”
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