Sunday, 18 August 2013

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India To Launch GSAT-14 Aug. 19

The countdown has begun for the crucial launch of India's GSLV-D5 on Monday.
 The launch will take place at 4:50 pm from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh.
 The GSLV will carry a communications satellite GSAT-14 and is powered by indigenous cryogenic engines which is being tested after a failed attempt over three years ago.
The rocket carrying the 1,982-kg satellite would be launched from the second launchpad at Indian Space Research Organisation's Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
India needs cryogenic engines for GSLVs for carrying heavy payloads of up to five tonnes which are crucial for future telecommunication and space exploration as its current successful PSLVs can carry only payloads weighing up to 1.5 tonnes in geosynchronous transfer orbit.

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