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December 14, 2017

India’s monster rocket lifts off with GSAT-19


Newsroom24x7 Staff

Srikarikota: India created history with the successful launch of GSLV Mk III-D1/GSAT-19 from the Second Launch Pad at SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota today, June 05, 2017 at 17:28 Hrs (IST).

GSLV-Mk III is capable launching 4 ton class of satellites to Geosynchronous Transfer orbit (GTO). It is a three-stage vehicle with two solid motor strap-ons (S200), a liquid propellant core stage (L110) and a cryogenic stage (C25).

GSLV-Mk III-D1 is the first developmental flight, carrying 3136 kg GSAT-19 satellite to a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). The vehicle is configured with a 5 m ogive payload fairing and slanted strap-on nose cone to provide aerodynamic robustness.

On Friday 2 June, 2017, Indian Space Research Prganisation’s Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB)cleared the 25 and half hour countdown of GSLV MkIII D1 / GSAT-19 mission for Sunday, June 04,2017 starting at 15:58 hr IST

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