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PM Narendra Modi congratulates ISRO scientists on successful launch of GSLV MK III-D2 carrying GSAT-29 satellite

PM Narendra Modi congratulates ISRO scientists on successful launch of GSLV MK III-D2 carrying GSAT-29 satellite

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 Nov 2018, 01:10 pm

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated ISRO scientists on the successful launch of GSLV MK III-D2 carrying GSAT-29 satellite.

“My heartiest congratulations to our scientists on the successful launch of GSLV MK III-D2 carrying GSAT-29 satellite. The double success sets a new record of putting the heaviest satellite in orbit by an Indian launch vehicle," Modi tweeted.

"The satellite will provide communication and internet services to the remotest corners of our country,” the Prime Minister said.

Adding one more glorious chapter to the history of India's space chapter,  India's heaviest rocket was lifted off successfully from Sriharikota on Wednesday.

The rocket has been referred to as the 'Baahubali'.

ISRO's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III successfully launched the GSAT-29 satellite to the space.

The launch was performed at 5.08pm from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

"Update #14 #ISROMissions Mission accomplished! #GSLVMkIIID2 launches #GSAT29 satellite successfully.@pmo," ISRO tweeted.

This was the 67th launch from Sriharikota.

GSAT-29 is the 33rd communications satellite made by the Asian nation.