The success of the first developmental flight of GSLV Mark III will enable indigenous launching up to 4 tonne class of communication satellites in the future.
“Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has just completed one launch of GSLV-MK III.
Next developmental launch is in first half of 2018.Some more launches of GSLV-MK III will be needed before GSLV MK III gets recognised internationally as a vehicle for transportation to space”, stated Minister of State for Department of Space and Atomic Energy in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha here on Thursday.
ISRO has been providing commercial launch services for earth observation satellites and small satellites onboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) through Antrix Corporation Limited since 1999.
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