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Monday, June 5, 2017

Successful Launch of South Asia Satellite GSAT-09 India

GSLV-F09 / GSAT-09

     Indian Space Research Organisation launches GSLV-F09 a 2230 kg  South Asia Satellite known as GSAT-09 into Geostationary Transfer Orbit. This GSLV is our Eleventh flight of India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) and its fourth stage with indigenous cryogenic upper stage (CUS). This vehicle is designed to transfer or inject 2-2.5 ton of Satellites into GTO.GSLV-F09 was launched from second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota - the space port of India.

     GSLV-F09 configuration was similar to previous three launches of ISRO such as GSLV-D5 in January 2014, GSLV-D6 in August 2015, GSLV-F05 in September 2016 respectively.GSLV-D5 successfully placed communication satellite GSAT-14 and GSLV-D6 successfully placed another communication satellite GSAT-6 whereas GSLV-F05 successfully placed Indian Weather Satellite INSAT-3DR into GTO. S-band telemetry and C-band transponders enabled GSLV-F09 performance such as monitoring, tracking the vehicle, range safety, flight safety and Preliminary Orbit Determination (POD).    


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