ISRO GSLV-Mk III Launch Time: GSAT-19 Countdown Progressing Smoothly
The countdown to the launch of the GSLV-Mk III rocket is progressing smoothly, and scientists are excited, said a senior ISRO official. The GSLV-III, which transmits a communications satellite weighing three tons, is a heavy rocket that will take place during its first trip on Monday night. The geosynchronous-Mark III satellite launch vehicles (GSLV-Mk III) will be launched into space at 17:28 with GSAT-19. The countdown started at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday 00, 25 hours and 30 minutes before launch.
“The countdown to the heaviest rocket in India is proceeding smoothly. The process of filling the fuel for the cryogenic engine has begun,” said S. Somanath, Director of the Center for Liquid Propulsion Systems, IANS on Monday. Before the launch, a lot of preparatory work was underway, Somnath said.
“The weather is clear, we do not think there will be any problems because of this,” he added. “All scientists are excited to see the systems operate accurately.This is a new vehicle, so the system works for the first time, they are all happy.It is as if you could see your baby moves into your hands And legs for the first time. ”
The GSLV-Mk III rocket, weighing 640 tonnes and a height of 43.43 meters, will be unveiled the second launch pad of the India Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, about 105 km from here.
It will take a satellite GSAT-19 Communication 1366 kg – the heavy lifting by an Indian rocket to date – at an altitude of about 179 km above the Earth after little more than 16 minutes in the robbery.
On June 2, the preparation of the Review Committee to the Release Authorization Committee and release the countdown for the GSLV-Mk III D1 / GSAT-19 mission.
The main cryogenic engine and larger rocket was developed by space scientists here.
The success of the mission will allow India to launch four-ton satellites from its own rocket instead of paying large sums of money to foreign space agencies to execute the operation.
According to the India Space Research Organization, GSAT-19 with a 10-year lifespan is a multi-beam satellite that carries the Ku and Ka band forward and back link transponders and geostationary radiation spectrometer.
“The capacity to transport the rocket is four tons. The payload will gradually increase in the next sections of GSLV-Mk III,” said IANS K. Sivan, director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center.
The Indian space agency had flown a similar non-cryogenic rocket but with a payload of 3.7 tons in 2014, mainly to test its structural stability in flight and aerodynamics.
Somnath IANS contributions from the 2014 mission allowed ISRO to reduce the rocket’s load by about 20%.
Interestingly, GSLV-MK III about 43 meters is slightly shorter than the Mk II version of about 49 meters.
“The new rocket may be a little shorter but more intelligent,” said an ISRO IANS official.
India currently has two rockets: the launch vehicle for GSLV-Mk II polar satellites and – with a mass of 415 tonnes of cargo and a carrying capacity of 2.5 tonnes.