India launches yet another satellite into space for remote regions like Occupied Kashmir

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India launches yet another satellite into space for remote regions like Occupied Kashmir

NEW DELHI - India's heaviest rocket, GSLV-MKIII-D2, successfully launched a 3,423-kilogram communication satellite GSAT-29 into orbit on Wednesday after blasting off from the Sriharikota spaceport.

The satellite would help communication needs of people living in remote parts of the country, like Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast.

With the successful launch of the heaviest satellite on its second developmental flight, the GSLV MKIII is now all set to carry Chandrayaan 2 in its first operational mission in January next year.

The 27-hour-countdown for the launch began at 2.50 pm on Tuesday and the rocket blasted off at 5.08 pm from the spaceport at Sriharikota, over 100 km from Chennai.