GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DR
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Sep 08, 2016
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GSLV-F05 is the tenth flight of India's
Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), launching INSAT-3DR, an
advanced weather satellite, weighing 2211 kg into a Geostationary
Transfer Orbit (GTO). GSLV is designed to inject 2 - 2.5 Tonne class of
satellites into GTO. The launch took place from the Second Launch Pad at
Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota on September
GSLV-F05 flight is significant since it is the first
operational flight of GSLV carrying Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS). The
indigenously developed CUS was carried on-board for the fourth time
during a GSLV flight in the GSLV-F05 flight.
GSLV-F05 vehicle is configured with all its three
stages including the CUS similar to the ones successfully flown during
the previous GSLV-D5 and D6 missions in January 2014 and August 2015.
GSLV-D5 and D6 successfully placed GSAT-14 and GSAT-6 satellites carried
on-board in the intended GTOs accurately.