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President, Vice-President and Prime Minister of India hail successful launch of India's heaviest rocket GSLV Mk III
The scientists and technologists of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have made India proud once again by successful accomplishment of the first developmental flight (GSLV MkIII-D1) of India's heavy lift launch vehicle GSLV Mk-III on June 5 evening from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota with the launch of GSAT-19 satellite.

According to an official press release, the launch was the first orbital mission of GSLV MkIII was mainly intended to evaluate the vehicle performance including that of its fully indigenous cryogenic upper stage during the flight. Weighing 3136 kg at lift-off, GSAT-19 is the heaviest satellite launched from the Indian soil.  And, the mission has been a total success.

President, Vice-president and Prime Minister of India have hailed the success by ISRO and congratulated the scientists.

President Pranab Mukherjee said, "The GSLV-Mk III is the heaviest rocket ever made by India and is capable of carrying the heaviest satellites made till date. The nation is proud of this significant achievement."

Vice President M Hamid Ansari said, "The successful launch of the indigenously developed heavy lift space vehicle, including the cryogenic stage, demonstrates India's ability to launch large payloads and opens up the possibility of increased space exploration and its utilisation for the benefit of humanity.  The flawless launch once again showcases India's capabilities in the field of space sciences and related technologies. I wish ISRO all the very best for the future."

Prime Minster Narendra Modi tweeted to hail the successful launch saying "the mission takes India closer to the next generation launch vehicle and satellite capability".

Congratulations to the dedicated scientists of ISRO for the successful launch of GSLV – MKIII D1/GSAT-19 mission, Modi wrote in another tweet.

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