Wanna to know about the ISRO GSLV-MK III Rocket benefits? Sounds Good, The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched its heaviest rocket named GSLV MK III to put the GSAT-19 communications satellite into orbit. The launch is being seen an India’s entry into the heavy-lift rocket club that can put four-tonne satellites into space. The U.S, Russia, Europe, China and Japan are already there.
GSLV-MK III Rocket benefits with GSAT-19 Satellite that all you know here:
Internet speed will be double; Isro claims this will increase internet speeds and connectivity, depending on the ground infrastructure. The satellite will use multiple spot beams covering all of India.
GSLV-MK III first developmental flight, D1, will carry on June 5 the GSAT-19 satellite; developed to help improve telecommunication and broadcasting areas.
Here are the amazing facts of the GSLV-MK III rocket that you need to know
1. GSKV-MK III is capable of launching four-tonne satellites in the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).
2. The rocket is also capable of placing up to eight tonnes in a Low Earth Orbit (LEO), enough to carry a manned module.
3. This is India’s first fully functional rocket to be tested with a cryogenic engine that uses liquid propellants — liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen.
4. It took about 25 years, 11 flights and over 200 tests on different components of the rocket for it to be fully realised.
5. The 640-tonne rocket, equal to the weight of 200 fully-grown Asian elephants, is the country’s heaviest but shortest rocket with a height of 43 metre.
6. GSLV-Mk III is a three-stage vehicle with two solid motor strap-ons (S200), a liquid propellant core stage (L110) and a cryogenic stage (C-25).
7. C-25, the large cryogenic upper stage of the GSLV, is the most difficult component of the launch vehicle to be developed. ISRO successfully ground-tested the indigenously developed C-25 on February 18, 2017.
8. ISRO successfully conducted the static test of its largest solid booster S200 at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota on January 24, 2010.
9. The successful test of S200, which forms the strap-on stage for the GSLV, makes it the third largest solid booster in the world.
10. The GSLV-Mk III – earlier named as Launch Vehicle Mark-3 or LVM-3 – could be India’s vehicle of choice to launch people into space.
Here are the amazing specifications of the GSLV-MK III rocket:
Height: 43.43 metres
Weight of the satellite: 3,136 kg
Vehicle Diameter: 4 metres
Number of stages: 3
Payload capacity (Lower orbit earth): 8,000 kg
Payload capacity (Geosynchronous Transfer Orbits): 4,000 kg
Satellite on board: GSAT-19
Total lift-off mass of the rocket: 640 tons.