TIMELINE- Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV)
By Net Desk | Published: 05th January 2014 03:58 PM |
The GSLV-D5 is a 49.13 meter long rocket which will carry 1,982 kg GSAT-14, a satellite providing communication services, in to the space. The satellite would also provide communication services, including tele-education and tele-medicine facilities.
Success of the mission would be a great boosting point for ISRO and the organization can then reduce its dependence on other foreign space agencies to launch its communications satellite. Besides it will also mean that GSLV-D5 could carry the Chandrayaan-II mission.
GSLV-D5 was successfully launched at 4.18 pm on Jan 5, 2014.
GSAT -5P, a geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle, was launched on 25 December, 2010, but within 63 seconds of its launch the rocket exploded, failing to respond to instructions.
The entire project worth Rs 300 crore was also designed to replace the INSAT-2E satellite, sent up in 1999 besides, becoming a rocket carrier.
The GSLV-F04 Satellite launch vehicle was successfully launched on 2 September, 2007 into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) of 170 km perigee and 35,975 km apogee with an orbital inclination of 21.7 degree with respect to equator.
GSLV-F02 another satellite launch carrier was launched from Satish Dhawan Space center on July 10, 2006. However the mission was unsuccessful. After 62 seconds of its lift off from the ground the debris destroyed and fell in to Bay of Bengal.
GSLV-F01, successfully launched EDUSAT, country’s first thematic satellite dedicated for educational services, on 20 September, 2004. EDUSAT was put into orbit at 1014 seconds about 5000 km away from space center.
GSLV-D2 , the second development test flight of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully lifted off on May 8, 2003 about 100 km north of Chennai. This was one of the noted milestone in the Indian space program.
GSLV-D1 is the first Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle was successfully launched on April 18, 2001. Within 17 minutes of its lift off the GSAT-1 reached its designated point 195 km above the earth.