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28.04.2017

ISRO gearing up for GSLV/GSAT-9 mission on May five

CHENNAI: The Indian Space Agency is gearing up for the launch of a GSLV mission, the first this year, from the spaceport of  Sriharikota on May five.

     The GSLV-F09 would be carrying the communication satellite GSAT-9 and it would lift off from the Second Launch Pad.    The timing of the launch was expected to be announced by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in a day or two.

   This would be the first GSLV mission in eight months after the  success of GSLV-F05, the first operational flight of GSLV powered  by the indigenous Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS), when it launched  the advanced weather satellite the 2,211 kg INSAT-3DR in the desired  orbit on September eight last year.

    ISRO sources said GSAT-9 is a Geostationary Communication Satellite  being launched with the objective to provide various communication  applications in Ku-band with coverage over South Asian countries.

    The 2,230 kg GSAT-9 was configured around the ISRO’s standard  I-2K bus.

    The main structure of the satellite is cuboid in shape built around  a central cylinder with a mission life of more than 12 years.

    GSLV-F09 mission would be the 11th flight of GSLV and its fourth  consecutive flight with the indigenous Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS).

   The success of the previous GSLV mission in September last year provided the much needed boost for future GSLV missions to launch  satellites weighing two to 2.2 tonnes using India’s own cryogenic  engine.

On that occasion, ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar had said that with  the third successive GSLV successful mission, GSLV had truly proved  that it was the operational vehicle for ISRO, with the Make in India  Cryogenic stage.

     The success of GSLV-F05 also helped India join the five space faring  nations–US, Russia, UK, China, Japan and France–in mastering the  complex cryogenic stage.

     Prior to this, the previous two successive successful missions were in January 2014 and in August 2015 after which the Indian Space agency  had announced that the the GSLV has shed the developmental tag and it  has got the operational tag.

Quelle: DAILYEXCELSIOR

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Update: 29.04.2017

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India to launch GSAT-9 communication satellite on May 5: ISRO

India will launch communication satellite GSAT-9 using its heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) on May 5, the ISRO said on Friday.

 
GSAT-9 is configured around the ISRO’s standard I-2K bus, with lift off mass of 2,230 kg. (IANS)
 

India will launch communication satellite GSAT-9 using its heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) on May 5, the ISRO said on Friday.

According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the GSAT-9 communication satellite is being launched with an objective to provide different communication applications in Ku-band with coverage over South Asian countries.

 

“GSAT-9 is configured around the ISRO’s standard I-2K bus, with lift off mass of 2,230 kg. The main structure of the satellite is cuboid in shape built around a central cylinder with a mission life of more than 12 years,” it said.

The GSLV rocket will fly with indigenous cryogenic engine and would blast off from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, the ISRO added.

Quelle: FINANCIAL EXPRESS

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Update: 2.05.2017

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ISRO to Launch South Asian Satellite on Friday; PM Modi Lists Benefits

 
ISRO to Launch South Asian Satellite on Friday; PM Modi Lists Benefits

Photo Credit: ISRO

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the 'South Asia Satellite' to be launched by India on May 5, will go a long way in addressing the region's economic and developmental priorities.

"The capacities of this satellite and the facilities it provides will go a long way in addressing South Asia's economic and developmental priorities," the Prime Minister said in his radio address 'Mann Ki Baat'.

"Natural resources mapping, tele medicine, the field of education, deeper IT connectivity or fostering people-to-people contact - this satellite will prove to be a boon in the progress of the entire region."

 

"It is an important step by India to enhance cooperation with the entire South Asia... It is an invaluable gift. This is an appropriate example of our commitment towards South Asia. I welcome all the South Asian countries who have joined us on the South Asia Satellite in this momentous endeavour," he added.

The communication satellite GSAT-9 will be launched using Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09).

All South Asian countries, except Pakistan, are part of this project.

Quelle: NDTV

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Update: 5.05.2017

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Isro all set to launch South Asia Satellite today; countdown begins

The satellite will go a long way in addressing the region's economic priorities, said PM on Saturday

 

 
 
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A 28-hour countdown for the Friday launch of the or commenced on Thursday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced.

According to ISRO, the countdown began at 12.57 p.m.

 

The Geosynchronous Vehicle (GSLV-Mk II) carrying the is expected to blast off from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

The is being launched with an objective to provide different communication applications in Ku-band with coverage over South Asian countries, the stated.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the South Asia Satellite, will go a long way in addressing the region's economic and developmental priorities.

"The capacities of this satellite and the facilities it provides will go a long way in addressing South Asia's economic and developmental priorities," he said in his monthly radio address 'Mann Ki Baat'.

"Natural resources mapping, telemedicine, the field of education, deeper IT connectivity or fostering people-to-people contact, this satellite will prove to be a boon in the progress of the entire region."

"It is an important step by India to enhance cooperation with the entire South Asia...It is an invaluable gift. This is an appropriate example of our commitment towards South Asia. I welcome all the South Asian countries who have joined us on this momentous endeavour," he had said.

The space agency said that the is configured around the ISRO's standard I-2K bus, with a lift-off mass of 2,230 kg, and the satellite's main structure is cuboid in shape built around a central cylinder with a mission life of more than 12 years.

According to an official, on experimental basis decided to have electric power for the satellite.

"We have not reduced the volume of the traditional on-board fuel because of the electric power. We have added electric power facility to check its performance for use in future satellites," the official told IANS.

He said the next satellite with electric power will be the GSAT-20 slated for launch next year.

Meanwhile, the is also gearing up to launch its heaviest rocket GSLV-Mk III later this month.

Quelle: IANS

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Update: 5.05.2017

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GSLV-F09 / GSAT-9 Start

GSLV-F09 launches 2230 kg South Asia Satellite GSAT-9 into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). GSLV-F09 mission is the eleventh flight of India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) and its fourth consecutive flight with the indigenous Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS).   The vehicle is designed to inject 2 - 2.5 ton class of satellites into GTO. The overall length of GSLV-F09 is 49.1 m. GSLV-F09 was launched on May 05, 2017 from the Second Launch Pad (SLP) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota, the space port of India.

GSLV-F09 vehicle configuration including the CUS is similar to the ones successfully flown during the previous three missions – GSLV-D5, D6 and F05 – in January 2014, August 2015 and September 2016 respectively. GSLV-D5 and D6 successfully placed two communication satellites –GSAT-14 and GSAT-6, while GSLV-F05 placed India’s weather satellite INSAT-3DR, in the intended GTOs.

S-band telemetry and C-band transponders enable GSLV-F09 performance monitoring, tracking, range safety/flight safety and Preliminary Orbit Determination (POD).

 

 
 
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