ISRO launches ‘Bahubali’ satellite, expects high-speed internet services

The successful launch of the ISRO's communication satellite GSAT 29 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday marked the completion of the development stage of India's heaviest launch vehicle, the GSLV Mark III, called Bahubali because it has double the carrying capacity of GSLV Mark II.

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It will now be part of ISRO's fleet of operational vehicles, which includes the highly successful PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle). The organization took to Twitter to confirm the successful launch of the communication satellite.

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.

ISRO Indian satellite GSLV-MkIII-D Bahubali