Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III Current Affairs, GK & News

ISRO launches GSAT-29 satellite into space from GSLV Mk III

On November 14, ISRO’s GSAT-29 telecommunications satellite was successfully launched into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) by the second developmental flight of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle MarkIII (GSLV MkIII-D2) from the the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. The 3,423kg GSAT-29 is a multiband, multi-beam communication satellite, intended to serve as test bed for several ..


ISRO decides to use GSLV Mk-III to send Gaganyan in space by 2022

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has decided to launch `Gaganyaan — India’s first human spaceflight programme’ by 2022. The mission will aim to send a 3-member crew to space for a period of 5 to 7 days. The spacecraft will be placed in a low earth orbit of 300-400km and the total programme cost ..


ISRO successfully tests high thrust version of Vikas Engine at its Propulsion Complex (IPRC) in Tamil Nadu’s Mahendragiri

Vikas (acronym for  VIKram Ambalal Sarabhai) Engine is the workhorse liquid rocket engine powering the second stage of India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), second stage and the four strap on stages of Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV) and the twin engine core liquid stage (L110) of GSLV Mk-III.



V Narayanan takes charge as new Director of ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre

Dr V Narayanan, a rocket propulsion expert, has taken charge as new Director of ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC). He succeeded S Somanath, who has been appointed Director of, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC). Narayanan played a vital role in the successful launch of GSLV Mk III vehicle in its maiden attempt in 2017 ..


ISRO working on important technologies for human space flight

The government in its written reply to Rajya Sabha has stated that the Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO, is at present working on important technologies for human space flight. For the space flight programme, the flight suit has already been developed and the life support system and the crew escape window are being developed currently.Overall, ..