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INSAT-3DR

GSLV Mk II

Indian Space Research Organization

Launch Status
Success

Mission

INSAT-3DR

Type: Earth Science

INSAT-3DR is an advanced weather satellite designed for enhanced meteorological observations and will replace INSAT-3D. This involves monitoring land and ocean surfaces, as well as the atmosphere, to provide weather forecasting and disaster warnings. The satellite weighs 2061kg and will operate in a geo-synchronous orbit for its 7 year lifespan.

Location

Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad

Sriharikota, Republic of India

54 rockets have launched from Sriharikota, Republic of India.

Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad, Sriharikota, Republic of India

Rocket

GSLV Mk II

Length: 49 meters
Diameter: 2.8 meters
First Launch: April 15, 2010

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.

The GSLV Mk II rocket has been launched a total of 7 times with 6 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

Indian Space Research Organization

Type: Government
Abbreviation: ISRO
Administration: Director: Kailasavadivoo Sivan
Founded: 1969
Launchers: PSLV | GSLV

Country: IND

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.”

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