ISRO’s New Mission Accomplished!

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ISRO’s GSLV Mk III-D2 mission is accomplished! GSLV stands for Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, ‘Mk’ stands for mark, III represents that it is a three stage vehicle, ‘D2’ represents second development flight.

GSLV Mk III-D2 launched the sattelite, GSAT-29. ‘GSAT’ stands for Geo synchronous Satellites.

The mass of the sattelite is about 3423 kg, which is the heaviest satellite launched by ISRO.

It was successfully launched on 5:08 PM (Indian Standard Time) on November 14, 2018.

GSAT-29 carries Ka/Ku-band high throughput communication transponders which will bridge the digital divide of users including those in Jammu & Kashmir and North Eastern regions of India. It also carries Q/V-band payload, configured for technology demonstration at higher frequency bands and Geo-stationary High Resolution Camera. carried onboard GSAT-29 spacecraft. An optical communication payload, for the first time, will be utilized for data transmission.

Some information of the mission is illustrated in the two infographics below:


Here’s a video from PIB India:


SOME IMAGES FROM ISRO ABOUT THE MISSION

The GSLV Mk III being transported (last week) to the Vehicle Assembly Building at SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota.

The GSLV Mk III-D2 carrying GSAT-29 being moved to the 2nd launch pad at SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota ahead of its launch.

Beginning of the Countdown for Launch

The filling of fuel

Ready to Rock!

LAUNCHED!

Under the ‘SHADOW’ of Moon!

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India congratulating ISRO through Twitter:


IMAGE SOURCES

All the images are taken from ISRO.GOV.IN


REFERENCES

  1. GSLV Mk III-D2 / GSAT-29 Mission – ISRO. November 2018. https://www.isro.gov.in/launcher/gslv-mk-iii-d2-gsat-29-mission (accessed November 15, 2018).
  2. ISRO (@isro) | Twitter. https://twitter.com/isro (accessed November 15, 2018).

 

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