GSLV Mark-III

After successfully conducting the record-breaking launch of 104 satellites at one single move on 15th of this month, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up to mark two more launches by the end of this year, out of which one is GSLV Mark-III. As confirmed by ISRO’s former Chairperson G Madhavan Nair, in next few months, the agency is planning to set out its ambitious ‘Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III’ or popularly known as “GSLV Mark-III”.

Earlier, ISRO’s current head A K Kiran Kumar confirmed that ISRO would conduct two significant launches this year, one each in March and April this year. However, for this year, ISRO has planned to set three total satellites and space probes afloat to space and out of which, the first one will be GSLV Mark-III.

As revealed by ISRO ex-chairman G Madhavan Nair during an inaugural speech at the third ORF-Kalpana Chawla Annual Space Policy Dialogue, endorsed and arranged by Observer Research Foundation, the India-based space agency is gearing up to move off its high-powered GSLV Mark-III in next few months.

During the on-going space event, Mr Nair also inaugurated a book, titled under “Space India 2.0: Commerce, Policy, Security and Governance Perspectives” co-authored by Dr Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Head of ORF’s Space and Nuclear Initiative, and Mr Narayan Prasad, Co-Founder of Dhruva Space, the Observer Research Foundation.

As said by Mr Nair in his inaugural address, “India hasn’t yet marked any significant milestones in the space industry. For ISRO, there are long ways to go. The mega-launch of 104 satellites are just the beginning of ISRO’s charisma in commercial space field and the coming years, there will be much more significant to watch.”