New Delhi : An Indian Coast Guard ship has recovered Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) unmanned crew module which had safely descended in the Bay of Bengal off Andaman and Nicobar Islands after a successful launch of GSLV Mark III rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

According to an official release, the Coast Guard ship Samudra Paheredar, with ISRO officials on board, recovered the crew module, after a Dornier aircraft from Campbell Bay of Great Nicobar Island signaled about its location while carrying out surveillance in the area.

On Thursday, ISRO scientists had successfully launched the GSLV Mark-III from Sriharikota.

This is the first time that such an exercise has been conducted by the ISRO scientists.

The GSLV Mark III weighs 630 tonnes and is powered by liquid and solid fuel engines while the cryogenic engine at the top is filled with liquid nitrogen.

According to reports, this experimental mission cost Rs. 155 crores, and hasn’t carried any other satellite.

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