The first flight of ISRO’s new and powerful rocket that will be able to carry an Indian to space, is expected to take place by the middle of 2015. Known as the Geostationary satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) Mark‐III, this is the heavy‐duty rocket, which Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will use to send an Indian astronaut to the space. Doing the same with commercial foreign rockets, would be very expensive. “GSLV Mk‐III will have a payload of 6 ‐10 tonnes and can take an Indian astronaut to a low earth orbit,” ISRO chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan said at the Indian National Science Academy.
Source: Deccan Herald