Photos: India’s GSLV streaks into clear Skies with INSAT-3DR Weather Satellite

India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle leapt off its launch pad on Thursday to lift the INSAT-3DR weather satellite into a highly elliptical orbit. Liftoff was marked at 11:20 UTC and GSLV headed due east across the Indian Ocean to reach its intended orbit 17 and a half minutes after launch.

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All Photos: Indian Space Research Organization