Jan 05, 2014
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.