How Isro’s GSLV-Mk3 commercial debut will help India

More than 23 years and 345 foreign satellite launches later, as a depression formed over the Bay of Bengal keeping the weatherman and disaster management units from multiple state governments on their toes, India’s heaviest launcher yet, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark3 (GSLV-Mk3) or LVM3 as Isro now calls it, soared the night sky in its maiden commercial mission.