ISRO’s ‘Baahubali,’ India’s heaviest rocket, was successfully launched on 14 November 2018. As we watched the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III or simply, GSLV Mk-III take off from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, it felt like a proud moment for India.
ISRO confirmed that GSAT-29, the satellite launched by Baahubali, was successfully raised by firing its motors for 4875 seconds.
The satellite will be used for internet connectivity in the hilly regions of Jammu & Kashmir and the North-East. You can read more fascinating facts about this rocket here.
Just hours after the take-off, ISRO posted some spectacular photos of the GSAT-29, giving us a glimpse into the future of India’s space programme. As impressive as the live video feed of Baahubali’s launch was, the pictures are nothing short of mesmerising!
Here are five of them:
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)