Indian Space Research Organization

GSLV Mk II

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Director: Kailasavadivoo Sivan Founded: 1969 Successes: 38 Failures: 6 Pending: 13

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
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Communications


GSAT-9 is a multi band communication and observation satellite. It carries a GAGAN (regional Indian GPS navigational system) navigation payload to provide GPS services to security forces and air traffic control organizations. Weighing about 2330 kg, satellite has an operational lifetime of 12 years.

Launch Window


NET: May 5th 2017 - 11:27 UTC

Open: May 5th 2017 - 11:00 UTC

Close: May 5th 2017 - 15:00 UTC

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Sriharikota, Republic of India

Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad