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Dec 25, 2010

GSLV-F06 / GSAT-5P

GSLV-F06 was the seventh mission of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) aimed to inject a 2310 kg communication satellite, GSAT-5P, into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).

The major changes incorporated in compared to the previous flight include loading of 15 tonnes of propellants in its third stage and the uprating of the third stage thrust by 26%. Besides, the overall length of the vehicle was increased by about 1.3 metres.

However, mission was not successful

GSLV–F06 Stages at a glance
Parameter
GS1 (First Stage)
GS2 (Second Stage)
(L37.5H)
GS3 (Third Stage)
(C15)
S139 Booster
L40H Strapon
Length (m)
20.13
19.7
11.56
9.8
Diameter (m)
2.8
2.1
2.8
2.8
Propellant mass (t)
138
42
39.4
15.2
Case / Tank material
Maraging steel
Aluminium Alloy
Aluminium Alloy
Aluminium Alloy
Propellant
HTPB
UH25 and N2O4
UH25 and N2O4
LH2 and LOX
Burn Time (s)
106.9
148
137
838
Max. Vac. Thrust (kN)

4768

763
799
73.5 (Nominal)
Control System
 
Engine Gimballing -Single Plane
Engine Gimalling – Two plane for pitch and yaw control, hot gas Reaction Control System (RCS) for roll control
2 Vernier engines for thrust phase control and cold gas RCS for coast phase control.