Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Nov 14 (ANI): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday launched GSLV-MK-III D2 carrying GSAT-29 satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. Also Read - Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Ishant Sharma Shines as Delhi Beat Andhra Pradesh to Register Second Straight Win of Season

Marking ISRO’s fifth launch for the current year, the communication satellite carries high throughput communication transponders in the Ka and Ku bands which can expand high-speed data transfer in the remote areas of India. Also Read - Top News Headlines From Andhra Pradesh & Telangana: Chaos at KT Rama Rao's Rally; Free Water to 9 Lakh People; more

The satellite launch is the second test flight for the GSLV Mark III rocket, which is also ISRO’s heaviest rocket. The rocket is capable of introducing four-tonne class satellites into a geostationary transfer orbit. Also Read - Top News Headlines From Andhra Pradesh & Telangana: CM Rao Suffers Chest Infection; NIT Warangal Distributes Over 100 Free Laptops; more

With an operational life of over 10 years, the satellite weighs 3,423 kilogram during lift-off. (ANI)

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