All set for GSLV-F05 launch

The rocket, with the indigenously developed cryogenic upper stage as its fourth stage, will place INSAT-3DR in the Geostationary Transfer Orbit.

September 07, 2016 01:32 am | Updated November 26, 2021 10:23 pm IST - CHENNAI:

Fully integrated GSLV-F05 coming out of the Vehicle Assembly Building. Photo: ISRO

Fully integrated GSLV-F05 coming out of the Vehicle Assembly Building. Photo: ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation's GSLV-F05 rocket, carrying the INSAT-3DR advanced weather satellite, will lift off from the Second Launch Pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 4.10 p.m. on Thursday.

The 29-hour countdown for the rocket launch commenced on Wednesday.

According to ISRO, the Mission Readiness Review Committee and the Launch Authorisation Board cleared the countdown.

The rocket, with the indigenously developed cryogenic upper stage as its fourth stage, will place the satellite, weighing 2,211-kg, in the Geostationary Transfer Orbit.

GSLV-F05 would be the 10th GSLV flight.

On being placed in the intended orbit, INSAT-3DR would use its own propulsion system to reach its final geosynchronous orbital home and be stationed at 74 deg East longitude, ISRO said.

The advanced weather satellite is expected to provide a variety of meteorological services to the country.

“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,” ISRO said.

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