GSLV Mk II | GISAT-1

Indian Space Research Organization launch of a GSLV Mk II Rocket

Launch Status
Date/Time May Change

Indian Space Research Organization is scheduled to launch a GSLV Mk II rocket as part of the GISAT-1 mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission is on Wed, Dec 30th, 2020, 7:00 PM EST from Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the GSLV Mk II and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

GISAT-1

GISAT-1 is an Indian earth observation satellite to be launched in geostationary orbit. It is tasked with continuous observation of Indian sub-continent and quick monitoring of natural hazards and disaster. GISAT carries an imaging payload consisting of of multi-spectral, multi-resolution from 50 m to 1.5 km. It will provide pictures of the area of interest on near real time basis including border areas.

Location

Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad

Sriharikota, Republic of India
Indian Space Research Organization

Rocket

GSLV Mk II

Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark II (GSLV Mk II) is the largest launch vehicle developed by India, which is currently in operation. This fourth generation launch vehicle is a three stage vehicle with four liquid strap-ons. The indigenously developed cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS), which is flight proven, forms the third stage of GSLV Mk II. From January 2014, the vehicle has achieved four consecutive successes.

Indian Space Research Organization

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bangalore. Its vision is to "harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration."