ISRO planned to launch GSLV D5 to place the Communication Satellite GSAT-14 in Orbit

May 17, 2013 12:52 IST

Scientists at ISRO will launch a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV D5 from the spaceport in Sriharikota in July 2013. The announcement of the launch schedule was announced by Union Minister, V Narayanasamy on 16 May 2013.

The GSLV D5 that is fitted with the indigenously developed Cryogenic Engine will place a communication satellite GSAT-14 into orbit. Russia denied India from offering a cryogenic engine as a result of which, the Indian scientists started their work for development of the GSLV D5 with cryogenic engine.

About GSAT-14
• It is a satellite with six extended C band and 6 Ku band transponders
• The communication satellite GSAT-14 will enhance the communication transponder capacity

Earlier, two attempts of ISRO to launch the satellites GSLV-F06 carrying satellite GSAT-5P on 25 December 2010 and GSLV-D3 carrying satellite GSAT-4 on 15 April 2010 resulted in a failure.

GSLV-F06 Launch Ended in a Failure

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