India has entered the multibillion dollar commercial launcher market with the successful liftoff of the GSAT-14 satellite aboard its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-D5) heavy-lift rocket fitted with an indigenous cryogenic engine. The flight of the 3.5 billion rupee ($56 million) mission, which took place at 4:18 p.m. local time Jan. 5 from the launch pad at Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, is crucial for India as it seeks to demonstrate its potential to ...
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