India successfully launches cutting-edge cryogenic rocket

from India on Sunday successfully launched its first rocket using
domestically produced booster technology after several previous missions
had failed, taking another step forward in its ambitious space

The Indian-made cryogenically-powered rocket blasted
off from the southern spaceport of Sriharikota as scheduled, as Delhi
tries to join an elite club of countries which have mastered the complex

The 415-tonne rocket deployed a two-tonne advanced
communications satellite some 17 minutes after blast-off, said Indian
Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman Dr K. Radhakrishnan.

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