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Launch of GSLV FO5 INSAT-3DR


GSLV F05 Launch 8 Sept 2016

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INSAT-3DR

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad Sriharikota, Republic of India

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.

GSLV Mk II

Family: GSLV
Configuration:

Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark II (GSLV Mk II) is the largest launch vehicle developed by India, which is currently in operation. This fourth generation launch vehicle is a three stage vehicle with four liquid strap-ons. The indigenously developed cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS), which is flight proven, forms the third stage of GSLV Mk II. From January 2014, the vehicle has achieved four consecutive successes.

Specifications
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    49.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    401 T
  • Thrust
    7420 kN
Family
  • Name
    GSLV Mk II
  • Family
    GSLV
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    GSLV Mk. II
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    2500 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Indian Space Research Organization

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Chairman: S. Somanath Founded: 1969 Successes: 66 Failures: 13 Pending: 18

Agency Type: Government

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

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Sriharikota, Republic of India

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