ISRO: GSLV-F05 successfully launches INSAT-3DR

Newsroom24x7 Staff

Panoramic View of GSLV-F05 being moved from VAB towards Launch Pad.
Panoramic View of GSLV-F05 being moved from VAB towards Launch Pad.

Sriharikota: The launch of GSLV-F05, the tenth flight of India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), successfully took place from the Second Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota today afternoon.

The high-point of the GSLV-F05 flight is the launch of the INSAT-3DR, an advanced weather satellite, weighing 2211 kg into a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). GSLV is designed to inject 2 – 2.5 Tonne class of satellites into GTO.

GSLV-F05 flight is significant since it is the first operational flight of GSLV carrying Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS). The indigenously developed CUS was carried on-board for the fourth time during a GSLV flight in the GSLV-F05 flight.

GSLV-F05 vehicle is configured with all its three stages including the CUS similar to the ones successfully flown during the previous GSLV-D5 and D6 missions in January 2014 and August 2015. GSLV-D5 and D6 successfully placed GSAT-14 and GSAT-6 satellites carried on-board in the intended GTOs accurately.

Newsline: 8 September 2016

  • GSLV-F05 Successfully launches INSAT-3DR
  • GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DR Mission: Inject INSAT-3DR into orbit
  • GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DR Mission: GS1 Stage Seperated. GS2 Ignited
    Cryo Stage Ignition is authorized
  • GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DR Mission: Cryogenic Ignition confirmed
  • GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DR Mission: GS2 Performance is normal
  • GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DR Mission: Heat Shield Separated
  • GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DR Mission: Lift-off Normal
  • GSLV-F05 Mission Director Authorized the Launch
  • Launch is rescheduled to 16:50 hr IST Countdown began progressing normally

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