Chandrayaan-2's launch vehicle for today is the space agency's tried and tested Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV
Mk-III), which weighs 3.8 tonnes when fully laden.
Chandrayaan-2's orbiter and lander modules will be stacked together as an integrated module and accommodated inside the GSLV
MK-III launch vehicle.
With these two successes, the launcher has successfully joined the ranks of the PSLV and GSLV
He said GSAT-7A is the heaviest satellite being launched by GSLV
with an indigenously developed cryogenic stage.
With this successful launch, India established the performance of its GSLV
rocket which in future may fetch orders from third parties for launching their satellites.
Mk- III and GSAT- 19 launch have been successful...
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.
Since the orbital period was greater than 225 minutes, the SDP4 orbit propagator model [10, 11] was used in the satellite tracking SatSpy software (http://www.satspy.com/) to get the state vectors, consisting of position and velocity, at the particular epochs chosen for the reentry time predictions of the GSLV
The countdown clock was stopped barely 74 minutes before the scheduled lift-off for the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV
) fitted with a cryogenic engine made in India.
Madhavan Nair, and analysed the flight data along with members of the Launch Authorisation Board, the Mission Readiness Review Committee as well as senior functionaries of the GSLV
Project and experts.
"The rocket geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV
) carrying communication satellite GSAT-5P exploded mid-air just moments after it took off from the Sriharikota rocket launch center.
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.