Cryogenic gains for GSLV

Print edition : October 14, 2016

The GSLV-F05 carrying INSAT-3DR takes off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on September 8. Photo: PTI/ISRO

The indigenously developed cryogenic upper stage undergoing testing. Photo: ISRO

At a press conference after the successul launch: (From left) R. Umamaheswaran, Mission Director, GSLV-F05; K. Sivan, Director, VSSC; A.S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO; and Alok Shrivastava, Project Director, INSAT-3DR. Photo: V. Ganesan

An open field test between the lander and the rover of Chandrayaan-2 at the HAL airport in Bengaluru. Photo: ISRO

ISRO announces its arrival in the global satellite launch market with the successful flight of the GSLV-Mk II rocket with an indigenous cryogenic engine to put a 2,211-kg weather satellite into orbit. This success also gives an impetus to Chandrayaan-2, which will put a lander and a rover on the moon.

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