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GSLV-D5 is the eighth flight of India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV). It is also the fourth developmental flight of GSLV. GSLV-D5 vehicle is configured with its first and second stages similar to the ones flown during earlier GSLV missions. The third stage is the Indigenous Cryogenic Stage. The metallic payload fairing with a diameter of 3.4 metre is adopted for GSLV-D5. S-band telemetry and C-band transponders enable GSLV-D5 performance monitoring, tracking, range safety / flight safety and Preliminary Orbit Determination (POD).

GSLV-D5 was launched from the Second Launch Pad (SLP) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota on January 05, 2014.

 
Salient Features
Overall Height

49.13 metre

Lift-off Mass 414.75 Ton
Lift-off Thrust 6773 kilo Newton
No. of Stages 3
Payload GSAT - 14
 
GSLV-D5 Stages at a glance
Parameter
First Stage
Second Stage
Third Stage
Strap-Ons
Core Stage
4 L40 H
S139
Length (m)
19.7
20.1
11.6
8.7
Diameter (m)
2.1
2.8
2.8
2.8
Propellants
UH25 & N2O4
HTPB
UH25 & N2O4
LH2 & LOX
Propellant mass (T)
4 X 42.6
138.2
39.5
12.8
Max. Thrust (kN)
680
4800
720
75
Duration (sec)
148
100
150
720
 
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