Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): India on Monday scripted history as it successfully launched its heaviest rocket GSLV
MkIII-D1 carrying communication satellite GSAT-19.
However further work on design of the launch pad will be taken up at an appropriate time after finalizing the configuration of the advanced launch vehicle operationalization of GSLV
MIII programmatic requirements and resource availability.
The osculating orbital elements of GSLV
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The Navy has been clamouring for such a satellite for close to a decade now to shorten its "sensor-to-shooter loop" - the ability to swiftly detect and tackle a threat - but the delay in the indigenous GSLV
rocket to carry satellites and other factors have been the stumbling blocks.
Se espera que cuatro de los lanzamientos tengan lugar entre junio y diciembre, entre ellos el poderoso GSLV
, dotado de un motor criogenico de factura domestica y que pondra en orbita el satelite de comunicaciones G-Sat 14.
With a 50% success rate, the GSLV
may no longer be considered a viable option for many commercial satellite launches.
36) However, explosion of the GSLV
Mark 1 coupled with the difficulties that India has had converting launch technology into an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) challenge the notion that India's space program will rapidly and effectively crossover.
This is the second failure this year, after a GSLV
mission rocket plunged into the Bay of Bengal on April 15.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch a GSLV
flight using indigenously developed cryogenic engine within a year after it failed in its attempt to do so earlier, its Chairman K Radhakrishnan said today.
Although the exact cause of the failure of the GSLV
mission is still under investigation by an ISRO failure analysis committee, the inability of the Indian-made upper cryogenic engine stage to ignite is blamed for the unsuccessful GSLV
D3 was carrying a GSAT 4 satellite it was supposed to put into orbit, but stopped emitting signals within minutes of the blast-off, after the rocket attained 60 km altitude, veered off its designated path and splashed into the Bay of Bengal.
The Russians had supplied seven cryogenic engines, of which five were used in earlier GSLV