India to test its first heavy launch vehicle

India to test its first heavy launch vehicle
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India’s active participation in the space program, apparently, will be based on national developments.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has scheduled the start of the first heavy launch vehicle of national development for early July. The plans that the Agency hatches are really global – not only to develop its own manned space program, but also to actively enter the market of space flights.

It is reported that the first India-made heavy launch vehicle GSLV MK-III, which is also known as LVM3 – Launch Vehicle Mark-3, will be capable to transport into orbit a payload weighing up to eight tons.

The vehicle is the most powerful and heavy rocket developed in India with a weight equal to 200 Indian elephants, and created completely on Indian technology.