In Pictures: ISRO Releases Spectacular Images Of Chandrayaan-2’s GSLV Mark-III Rocket Soon After Liftoff

ISRO’s mighty GSLV Mark-III rocket soon after liftoff (@isro/Twitter) 

A few hours after the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2’s GSLV Mark-III rocket, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) released high-quality images of the rocket launch soon after lift-off.

Here are the images released by ISRO capturing the thrust and power of the S200 solid rocket boosters, which along with the twin engine L110 and CE-20 cryogenic engines propelled the lunar rover into space.

GSLV Mark-III rocket soon after liftoff (@isro/Twitter) GSLV Mark-III rocket soon after liftoff (@isro/Twitter)

Huge cloud of smoke rises up as S200 solid rocket boosters get engaged.

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A lateral image of the GSLV lifting-off.

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Chandrayaan-2 soaring into the sky.

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The Chandrayaan-2 which is currently placed into the earth’s orbit, is expected to eventually have a soft landing on the moon’s south pole in about 48 days. All flight parameter are said to be normal.

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