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ISRO’s 'fat boy' set to fire off into space today
The countdown for the ISRO’s heaviest rocket “fat boy”, GSLV Mk-III rocket, has begun. The mission is scheduled to be launched today at 5.28pm from the Second Launch Pad at Sriharikota.  The rocket, capable of putting 4-tonne communication satellites into higher orbits, has a lift-off mass of about 640 tonnes - equal to the weight of 200 fully grown elephants.
The countdown for the ISRO’s heaviest rocket “fat boy”, GSLV Mk-III rocket, has begun. The mission is scheduled to be launched today at 5.28pm from the Second Launch Pad at Sriharikota. The rocket, capable of putting 4-tonne communication satellites into higher orbits, has a lift-off mass of about 640 tonnes - equal to the weight of 200 fully grown elephants.
The fully integrated GSLV-Mk III-D1 carrying GSAT-19 at the second launch pad - front view. (Photo: ISRO)
The fully integrated GSLV-Mk III-D1 carrying GSAT-19 at the second launch pad - front view. (Photo: ISRO)
The fully integrated GSLV-Mk III D1 carrying GSAT-19 at the Second Launch Pad - side view. (Photo: ISRO)
The fully integrated GSLV-Mk III D1 carrying GSAT-19 at the Second Launch Pad - side view. (Photo: ISRO)
GSLV-Mk III D1 on its way to Launch Pad. (Photo: ISRO)
GSLV-Mk III D1 on its way to Launch Pad. (Photo: ISRO)
GSLV-Mk III-D1 being moved from Vehicle Assembly Building to second launch pad. (Photo: ISRO)
GSLV-Mk III-D1 being moved from Vehicle Assembly Building to second launch pad. (Photo: ISRO)
Payload Fairing with GSAT-19 is being Integrated. (Photo: ISRO)
Payload Fairing with GSAT-19 is being Integrated. (Photo: ISRO)
Integration of C25 Stage in progress at Vehicle Assembly Building. (Photo: ISRO)
Integration of C25 Stage in progress at Vehicle Assembly Building. (Photo: ISRO)
Cryogenic Upper Stage is being integrated with the GSLV-MK III D1. (Photo: ISRO)
Cryogenic Upper Stage is being integrated with the GSLV-MK III D1. (Photo: ISRO)
GSAT-19 in Clean Room at SDSC SHAR. (Photo: ISRO)
GSAT-19 in Clean Room at SDSC SHAR. (Photo: ISRO)
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