Photos: India’s GSLV leaps off the Ground with South Asia Sat Payload

India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle lifted off from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Center at 11:27 UTC on May 5, 2017 on a 17-minute climb to orbit with the 2,230-Kilogram GSAT-9 communications satellite dedicated to providing various telecommunications services to India and its neighboring countries. It was the eleventh mission for the GSLV Mk. I/II and marked the fourth success in a row for the GSLV Mk. II after a major design overhaul.

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All Photos: Indian Space Research Organization