Concept: GSLV Mark-III
Topic: Science and Technology
Category: Awareness in the fields of Space
Related News: Hindu, Feb 12
CNA mentions: 1(Feb 12)
GSLV Mark-III The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III also called LVM3 or GSLV-III) is a launch vehicle developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is intended to launch satellites into geostationary orbit and as a launcher for an Indian crew vehicle. The GSLV-III features an Indian cryogenic third stage and a higher payload capacity than the current GSLV.
The first developmental flight of GSLV Mk III, the GSLV-Mk III-D1 successfully placed GSAT-19 satellite to a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) on June 05, 2017 from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. Sriharikota is one of the best rocket launch sites in the world.