SRIHARIKOTA, AP: India’s space program made a huge jump on Wednesday with the successful launch of the GSLV MKII-D2 mission’s communication launch communications satellite GSAT-9. With the success of this flight, the development phase of the GSLV MKIi vehicle program has been completed and the operational phase of the vehicle will be started. This is important because the same rocket will be used for the coming ‘iconic’ Chandrayaan-2 launch, which is scheduled for January, and even by the end of 2021, human spacecraft mission has been planned.
Standing 43.5 m with lift-off mass of 641 tonne, India’s most heavily rocket Shreeharikota (in Andhra Pradesh) removed from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Center and roaming in clear blue sky at 5.08 hrs. About 17 minutes later, the vehicle gave the satellite injection into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) as per the plan. After the injection, ISRO’s master control facility in Hassan took control of the satellite. In the coming days, the driver who raises the class three will be executed for the position of the satellite in the geological orbit of his designated place.
Although the Meteorological Department of India had said a few hours before the launch in the afternoon bulletin, that it is possible to reach 45-55 km / hour at 65 kmph with South Andhra Pradesh coast since Wednesday evening, the weather is calm and Being happy, GSLV is being launched as a ‘fat boy’ or ‘multi-bali’ in the form of MKIII.
After successful launch, ISRO Chairman Shivan said: “India has achieved a significant milestone with our most heavier launcher to lift the heaviest satellite from Indian soil.” The launch vehicle has put the satellite in its desired class I congratulate the entire ISRO team for this achievement. ”
VSSC director V Somnath said that GSLV MKIII is the vehicle for the future and efforts are on to carry forward the payload of the launcher with the semi-cryogenic phase.
Jayshwar B, Mission Director of GSLV Mark III said that it is the guidance of advisors in ISRO who helped the team move forward while facing obstacles.
90% work by pvt Industry
ISRO Chairman complimented the Indian Industry, which carried out 85-90 per cent of the work related to both the launcher and the satellite. He said the role of industry in future missions will also be equally significant.
100 Gbps internet speed by next September
The successful launch of GSAT-29 on Wednesday will propel India’s Internet bandwidth significantly. According to ISRO, by September next year, India will achieve 100 Gbps) speed on par with any developed country.
ISRO Chairman K Sivan said GSAT-29 is one of the four high throughput satellites, whose combination will help India achieve 100 Gbps under Digital India programme. Out of the four, GSAT-19 was put in orbit earlier this year, while GSAT-11 is scheduled to be launched on December 4 and GSAT-20 is expected to be launched next year.