GSLV III Launch by Dec 2016: ISRO Chairman
By Express News Service | Published: 28th February 2015 06:02 AM |
TIRUNELVELI: Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) MK III will be launched by December 2016 while the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-27, carrying the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS -1D), is scheduled to be launched on March 9, said AS Kiran Kumar, chairman, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Space Commission.
Kiran Kumar is on an official visit to ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri, Tirunelveli district.
He saw one of the qualification tests necessary for the High Power Cryogenic Engine particular to GSLV MK III, along with IPRC director Karthikesan. The qualification test was successful, said Kiran Kumar here on Friday.
Speaking to reporters later, Kiran Kumar said, “Full-fledged activities essential for launching the GSLV MK III are carried out simultaneously at various ISRO centres including IPRC Mahendragiri.
By December 2016 we will launch the full congregation of GSLV MK with high power cryogenic engine.”
He added that, “PSLV C-27 rocket, carrying IRNSS-1D, is scheduled to be launched on March 9. While IRNSS-1D is the fourth satellite of the seven part system, all the remaining three satellites will be launched within this year.
Besides, we will also launch GSLV D6 at the end July 2015.”