GSLV MK 3 Rocket Launched | ISRO sent GSAT-19 communication satellite

GSLV MK 3 Rocket

GSLV MK 3 Rocket - On Monday 5:30pm of June 5, 2017  ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) successfully launched the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) carrying the 3,136kg GSAT-19 communication satellite. The rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III) was launched from the second launch pad at India’s rocket port at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV-Mk III), after 16 minutes 20 seconds from its takeoff, had put the satellite in the geosynchronous transfer orbit.

GSLV Mk 3 Rocket:

So far, India has been using different variants of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and the Mark I and II versions of GSLV to launch lighter satellites primarily meant for earth observation.

The GSLV MK 3 rocket, weighs 640 tonnes and stands 43.43 meters tall and the main  CE-20 Cryogenic engine was used in the rocket; this engine was developed by space scientists indigenously. By using this GSLV Mk 3 Rocket, 3,136kg GSAT-19 communication satellite is put in the orbit. This rocket is capable of launching 4,000-kilogram satellites.  G-SAT 19 is the biggest to be lifted by an Indian rocket till date.

GSAT-19 Importance And Features :

 It is a communication satellite and its target is to bring in massive changes in Indian communication system. This is the first Indian satellite to give high speed internet services from the space. This was equivalent to previously launched 6 and 7 satellites. This satellite gives 10 years of service to the Indian information sector. GSAT-19 along with Ka and Ku-band payload and a Geostationary Radiation Spectrometer (GRASP) payload are to study and monitor the nature of the charged particles and influence of space radiation on spacecraft and electronic components. And also increase in the speed of 4G technologies is much better now.

GSLV MK 3 Launch Advantages For India:

  • This GSLV MK 3 successful launch proves the homegrown launch vehicle's capability of launch up to four tonnes payload into higher orbits and also reduce dependency on International launching vehicles (Arena).

GSLV MK 3 Rocket

  • India joins a small club of heavy-lift satellite launchers. So far, this club has US, Russia, France, China, Japan and Europe as its members.
  • It will help to India get a greater share of the multi-billion dollar satellite launch market because India’s launch costs are significantly lower than its competitors.
  • In GSLV MARK 3 using cryogenic engines, India got a fair degree of mastery over the very complex science of cryogenics; it is the biggest achievement to the India. This will be helpful for sending men to the planets in the near future.

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