6 Jun 2017

The Pride of India - “GSLV Mark III” (Highlights & Important Points from Exam Point of View)

The Pride of India- “GSLV Mark III” (Highlights & Important Points from Exam Point of View)

The Pride of India- “GSLV Mark III” (Highlights & Important Points from Exam Point of View):

Dear Readers, Here we have given the Highlights on launch of India’s Heaviest Satellite GSLV Mark III with GSAT-19 by ISRO. Candidates those who are preparing for the upcoming examination can use this.


·        The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle- Mark III ( GSLV – Mk III ), India’s first ever heaviest (3,136 kg) and also shortest Rocket (43m) launched by ISRO on June 5th, 2017 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

·        ISRO’s past launch vehicles have the capability to launch satellites only up to 2,300kg but GSLV- Mk III is capable to launch satellites up to 4,000 kg in Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO. It also capable to launch satellites up to 10,000 kg in a Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

·        Till now India depends upon the international agencies to launch heavy satellites into orbit but after GSLV- Mk III it entered into the “Heavy-lift Rocket Club”. The U.S, Russia, Europe, China, and Japan are already there.

·        If India needs to launch INSAT-class satellites weighting 3.5 ton, it depends on the European Space Agency (ESA) which incurs a cost of Rs 800 crore each. But now with Rs 350 crore, India can launch heavier satellites on GSLV-Mk III.

·        GSLV-Mk III is India’s first fully functional rocket with a Cryogenic engine that uses liquid propellants, liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen. It is a three stage vehicle with two solid motor strap-ons(S200), a liquid propellant core stage (L110) and a cryogenic stage (C-25). 

·        The GSAT-19 satellite developed to improve telecommunication and broadcasting areas. The total mission life of the GSAT-19 is 10 years.

Chairman: A S Kiran Kumar

Head Quarters: Bangalore

Formation Year: 1969

Founded By: Vikram Sarabhai

Till now only twelve countries USSR,  USA,  France,  Japan,  China,  UK, India,  Russia,  Ukraine, Israel, Iran , North Korea and one regional organization the European Space Agency ( ESA) have launched Satellites.


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