ISRO has launched GSAT-29 communication satellite successfully on board GSLV-Mk III D2 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. With this launch, GSLV Mk III completed the test flights and is declared operational, thus joining the ranks of the working vehicles such as PSLV. Besides, this launch serves as a major boost for Chandrayaan-II (moon) and Gaganyaan (manned) missions.
Indian Space research organization continues to add feathers to its crown with its ambitious project reaching the Sun. After its first space-based launch AstroSat (2015), India is on course to launch Aditya L1, its first mission to the Sun in 2020. Aditya L1 will be India’s first dedicated scientific mission to study the sun.