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GSLV-D5 carrying communication satellite GSAT-14 successfully launched

Jan 6, 2014 09:20 IST

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 5 January 2014 launched its heavy-duty rocket GSLV-D5 for placing communication satellite GSAT-14 into the orbit. The rocket GSLV-D5 lifted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota at 4:18 IST. It was powered by an indigenously developed cryogenic engine.

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The capacity of the INSAT/GSAT system will be augmented further by the 12 communication transponders onboard GSAT-14. It will help the country in providing many satellite-based communication services, which includes tele-education and tele-medicine.

This successful launch has helped India to join the groups of nations namely US, Russia, France, China and Japan in mastering the complex cryogenic technology. This is a major achievement for the GSLV programme, said by Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, the Chairman of ISRO.

 

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