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Flawless launch of ISRO’s GSLV

January 5, 2014

ISRO is riding high.

After a flawless launch of the GSLV-D5 using an indigenous cryogenic engine for the first time, it now remains to insert the GSAT-14 satellite into its operational orbit. In three orbit raising manoeuvres, using the Liquid Apogee Motor, on board, GSAT-14 will reach the intended circular Geo-stationary orbit.

Graphic ISRO

“It is a tough job to understand and master cryogenic technology. It is ultimate and we have put in a lot of efforts and made it possible. Today, we can say and prepare with more confidence for the next mission of C-25 stage with 25 tonnes of propellant and 20 tonnes of cryogenic engine thrust for the GSLV MK-3 D-1 mission in early 2017. The high-end cryogenic engine is slated for completion and testing by 2015,” Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre director S Ramakrishnan told TOI minutes after the lift-off of GSLV-D5. 

About 3 hours to launch of ISRO’s GSLV-D5 mission

January 5, 2014

ISRO’s GSLV-D5 on the launch pad

Countdown Operations are underway at the Satish Dhawan Space Center on India’s East Coast from where a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle will launch on a demonstration flight on Sunday at 10:48 UTC. GSLV is carrying the GSAT-14 communications satellite to Geostationary Transfer Orbit.

Links for live webcast, 3:52 PM IST onwards, today

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