ISRO’s geosynchronous launch vehicle Wednesday successfully injected into orbit the country’s Newest advanced satellite that will substantially Improve the communication Methods of the Indian Air Force.
After a 26-hour countdown, the GSLV-F11, carrying the 2,250pound GSAT-7A, lifted off at 4:10pm IST from the second launch pad at Sriharikota, located about 110km from Chennai. Approximately 19 minutes after lift-off, the GSLV-F11 injected GSAT-7A into the planned orbit. It’ll be set in its final geostationary orbit with the onboard propulsion systems.
As stated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the satellite could take a day or two after separation from the launcher to achieve its own orbital slot. ISRO scientists broke into cheers as the satellite was injected into orbit. According to the space agency officials, the innovative communication satellite could ease exclusive frequency flight communicating for the IAF.
In the Mission Control Centre, ISRO Chairman K Sivan said Wednesday’s”successful and secure” launching was the next one in 35 days and came close on the heels of this”grand victory” of 2 missions in November. The GSLV-F11 successfully injected the”advanced” communicating GSAT-7A to orbit, a elated Sivan said, describing the assignment as”wonderful.”
This was the stupidest satellite raised by the GSLV with indigenous cryogenic stage, he said. It came with many firsts, including increased propellant loading and other features, the ISRO chief said. The”cryogenic phase is burnt to depletion to get a super synchronous transfer orbit to enhance the life span of this satellite,” he explained.
The assignment life of the GSAT-7A, constructed by ISRO, is eight decades. It’ll provide communication in Ku-band within the Indian region. The communication satellite came with new technology regarding the antenna to improve the functionality, Sivan said. Its solar panels have been deployed and orbit raising manoeuvres will be done out of Thursday morning from Bengaluru, ” he said.
Wednesday’s mission also gave the scientists a stress”since the weather god wasn’t very conducive some one week ago,” Sivan noted. On the other hand, the meteorological staff here gave correctpredictions, he said and congratulated the ISRO team members supporting the successful launching, the final of this calendar year.
“This is the final mission of this season. We will initiate the new year with a grand mission soon,” he explained. Sivan reported the new year could visit ISRO taking up hard launches, including the Chandrayaan-2 moon mission.
The GSLV-F11 is your ISRO’s fourth generation launch vehicle with three stages. Four liquid strap-ons and a solid rocket motor at the center form the initial stage of the launch vehicle, while thesecond stage is equipped with a high-thrust engine with liquid gas, ISRO said. The Cryogenic Upper Stage forms the third and final stage of the vehicle.
The seventh launch of 2018 from Sriharikota marks the69th mission of GSLV-F11 for ISRO. India’s land monitoring satellite HysIS along with 30 additional co-passenger satellites out of eight nations had been launched onboard ISRO’s trusted workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on November 29.