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In Photos: India’s Most Powerful Rocket Launches on Debut Flight

The Thermal Vacuum

ISRO

Before launching GSAT-19 into the vacuum of space, ISRO engineers wanted to make sure the satellite was hardy enough to survive the harsh heat and other conditions. To do that, they placed the satellite in a thermal vacuum test facility (left) to mimic some of the conditions in orbit.

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