Indian Space Research Organization

GSLV Mk II

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Director: Kailasavadivoo Sivan Founded: 1969 Successes: 37 Failures: 6 Pending: 15

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bengalore. Its vision is to "harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration."

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Launch Vehicle


GSLV Mk II

Configuration:
Family: PSLV

Vehicle Specifications


GSLV
GTO: 2500
LEO: 0
Length: 49.0 m
Diameter: 2.8 m
Launch Mass: 401k kg
Thurst: 7420 kN
WIKI

Earth Science


INSAT-3DR is an advanced weather satellite designed for enhanced meteorological observations and will replace INSAT-3D. This involves monitoring land and ocean surfaces, as well as the atmosphere, to provide weather forecasting and disaster warnings. The satellite weighs 2061kg and will operate in a geo-synchronous orbit for its 7 year lifespan.

Launch Window


NET: September 8th 2016 - 11:20 UTC

Open: September 8th 2016 - 11:20 UTC

Close: September 8th 2016 - 11:20 UTC

Watch the Launch




Sriharikota, Republic of India

Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad