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Watch Live: Launch of CMS-01 by PSLV-50

India’s PSLV-C50 carrying CMS-01 is scheduled to lift-off at 3:41 p.m. IST on Thursday December 17, 2020 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota

CMS-01 (GSAT-12R)

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

CMS-01, formerly also known as GSAT-12R, is an Indian geostationary telecommunications satellite. It's designed to last for 7 years and will provide services in Extended-C band across Indian mainland, Andaman-Nicobar & Lakshadweep Islands.

Updates

SwGustav • Dec. 11, 2020, 8:37 a.m.

updated T-0 and setting go


spacevogel • Dec. 9, 2020, 7:49 p.m.

Launch is NET Dec 17 due to weather


Nosu • Nov. 29, 2020, 8:33 a.m.

Delayed by a week to December 14


PSLV-XL

Family: PSLV
Configuration: XL

PSLV-XL is the upgraded version of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle in its standard configuration boosted by more powerful, stretched strap-on boosters with 12 tonne propellant load. Weighing 320t at lift-off, the vehicle uses larger strap-on motors (PSOM-XL or S12) to achieve higher payload capability. On 29 December 2005, ISRO successfully tested the improved version of strap-on booster for the PSLV. The first use of PSLV-XL was the launch of Chandrayaan-1 by PSLV C11. The payload capability for this variant is 1,800 kg to SSO.

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    44.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    320 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    PSLV-XL
  • Family
    PSLV
  • Variant
    XL
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    PSLV XL
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1800 kg

Indian Space Research Organization

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Chairman: S. Somanath Founded: 1969 Successes: 77 Failures: 13 Pending: 14

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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