Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), March 28: India on Saturday successfully put into orbit its fourth navigation satellite with its own rocket in copy book style.
Exactly at 5.19 p.m, the rocket - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle - (PSLV-C27) standing about 44 metres tall and weighing around 320 tonne, tore into the evening skies with fierce orange flames at its tail.
The expendable rocket had a single but important luggage, the 1,425 kg IRNSS-1D.
The rocket blasted off from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here, around 80 km from Chennai.
Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS)-1D launches from Sriharikota pic.twitter.com/vt32ZALUTX— ANI (@ANI_news) March 28, 2015
For the onlookers the rocket looked like an inverted flare/torch with a long handle as it gathered speed amidst the cheers of the ISRO officials and the media team assembled at the rocket port here.