ISRO plans to launch cryogenic GSLV D5 to place the Communication Satellite GSAT-14 in Orbit

ISRO will launch a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle- GSLV D5 in July 2013 which will place a communication satellite GSAT-14 into orbit. The GSLV D5 has indigenously developed Cryogenic Engine will place a communication satellite GSAT-14 into orbit. India has developed this cryogenic engine as Russia denied India from providing a cryogenic engine.
GSAT-14

  • Satellite with 6 extended C band and 6 Ku band transponders.
  • It will enhance the communication transponder capacity

The previous two efforts of ISRO to launch the satellites GSLV-F06 carrying satellite GSAT-5P in December 2010 and GSLV-D3 carrying satellite GSAT-4 in April 2010 were not a success.

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