The next Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle launch will be the GSLV F09 mission and we plan to have it in July 2016..The GSLV F09 mission will have any one of the three satellites - GSAT-9, GSAT-7A or the INSAT 3DR - as payload, depending on the priority at the time
Why ISRO has selected INSAT-3DR over other satellites as already INSAT-3D in orbit with the same Imager & Sounder?Does any one have idea on this?Thx~Prasad
FYI this should be the first launch where the indigenous cryo is flown in uprated configuration. Thrust will be increased from 73.55kn to 93.1kn and propellent loading will be increased from 12.8 tons to 15 tons.
The next mission, designated as GSLV-F05, is targeted for launch in July 2016 and will carry the 2200 kg INSAT-3DR meteorological satellite. GSLV-F09 is planned in May 2017 to launch the GSAT-9 satellite.
INSAT-3DR Communication Payload Flag offAfter Successful Test & Evaluation, INSAT-3DR Payload was dispatched to ISITE/ISAC on March 16, 2016.
Article mentions dual payload with one being the INSAT-3DR, doesn't mention the name of the otherhttp://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/ISRO-to-Launch-Two-New-Meteorological-Satellites/2016/05/01/article3409349.ece
The realisation of subsystems/stages for the next flight GSLV-F05 has commenced. GSLV-F05 carrying INSAT-3DR satellite, is targeted for launch during the third quarter of 2016.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will launch INSAT-3DR next month with its GSLV rocket, said Kiran Kumar at the Madras Institute of Technology Alumni Association meeting in Chennai.
Preparations for the launch of weather satellite INSAT-3DR with the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV-MkII) next month are progressing at Sriharikota, officials said on Friday."The weather satellite INSAT-3DR will be put into orbit by a GSLV rocket August end. Preparations for the launch are going on," P. Kunhi Krishnan, Director of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), told IANS.It is learnt that the launch is tentatively slated for August 28.
Enters the all-Indian GSLV, finally, later this month. The GSLV-F05 flight coming up on August 28 or 29 will be its first regular, full-service or 'operational' one
GSLV-Mk2 however can put only satellites weighing up to 2,200 kg into geostationary space. At least four more of them are in the making now.
Another official said the plan is to do two GSLV launches a year from next year, apart from doubling the PSLV rate to ten or a dozen a year.
Launch now announced for August 29 at 11:00 UTCSatellite launch mass: 2061 kgsource
GSLV-Mk2 however can put only satellites weighing up to 2,200 kg into geostationary space. At least four more of them are in the making now.source