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The first successful mission of GSLV Mark III  an experimental suborbital flight in 2014, following to this GSLV Mark III-D1 launched GSAT-19 An amount of work done by this satellite with a lift of mass of 3150kg into GTO on June 5, 2017, GSAT-29 is launched.

GSLV-29  is a three-stage heavy-lift launch vehicle developed by ISRO.GSAT-29 is the heaviest satellite launched with heaviest launcher lifting of India GSLV MKIII-D2.

The success of GSLV MKIII-D2 plays an important role in the Indian space programme towards achieving self-relevance.

The main purpose of GSLV MKIII-D2 is to serve the several new technologies like

  • Its Ka-band and Ku-band payloads are configured for communicating in remote areas like Jammu and Kashmir and northeastern regions of India.
  • It consists of a geo high-resolution camera for high resolution of imagining.
  • Optical communication payload will demonstrate data transmission at a very high rate.

ISRO chairman Dr.sivan said that “India has achieved the significant milestone with heaviest launcher lifting vehicle off the heaviest satellite from the Indian soil. the launch vehicle has precisely placed the satellite in its intended orbit I congratulate entire ISRO team for this achievement”.he also announced that chandrayana-2 and gaganayana missions will be launched by  GSLV MII-D2

The Jayakumar B, the mission director said that “The industry partners played a key role in this mission “.

Shri Pankaj Damodar, the project director said that the launch of GSAT-29 helps in digitalization.