GSLV Mk II
Indian Space Research Organization
GSAT-9 is a multi band communication and observation satellite. It carries a GAGAN (regional Indian GPS navigational system) navigation payload to provide GPS services to security forces and air traffic control organizations. Weighing about 2330 kg, satellite has an operational lifetime of 12 years.
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Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad
Sriharikota, Republic of India
84 rockets have launched from Sriharikota, Republic of India.
GSLV Mk. II – Indian Space Research Organization
- Family: GSLV
- Length: 49 m
- Diameter: 2.8 m
- Launch Mass: 401 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 0 kg
The GSLV Mk. II was manufactured by Indian Space Research Organization with the first launch on 2010-04-15. GSLV Mk. II has 6 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 8 launches. 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 – ISRO
- Type: Government
- Abbreviation: ISRO
- Administration: Chairman: S. Somanath
- Founded: 1969
- Launchers: PSLV | GSLV
- Spacecraft: Gaganyaan
- 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.”