1) Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is one of the largest Government space agencies in the world.
2) Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was established in 1969.
3) Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is India’s primary space agency and it aims to advance space technology for the benefit of the country.
4) ISRO’s first experimental flight GSLV Mk-III X/CARE is India’s next generation launch vehicle conducted on 18th December 2014.
5) GSLV Mk-III X/CARE is also known as LVM3-X/CARE and the experimental mission was conducted from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.
6) The mission aims to test the performance of the vehicle during the critical atmospheric phase of its flight.
7) LVM3-X/CARE mission began at 9.30am carried its payload – the 3775 kg Crew Module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment (CARE) – to the intended height of 126 km.
8) CARE separated from the upper stage of GSLV Mk-III and re-entered the atmosphere and safely landed over Bay of Bengal with the help of its parachutes about 20 minutes 43 seconds after lift-off.
9) GSLV Mk-III X / CARE mission is successful and the vehicle has moved a step closer to its first developmental flight with the functional C25 cryogenic upper stage.