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GSAT-14 Indian communication satellite placed into orbit

GSAT-14 Indian communication satellite placed into orbit. The Indian communication satellite GSAT-14 was successfully placed into orbit in 2014 by the Indian Space Organisation (ISRO). ISRO successfully launched a geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle named GSLV-D5 which was adopted a domestic cryogenic engine, settling back its years of pain caused by the failures of many unsuccessful missions.

The launch vehicle elevated off from India’s space center at Sriharikota specifically at 4:18 pm on a clear blue sky and delivered a successful mystic launch. It took ISRO more than 13 years to accomplish this great victory after its first GSLV gliding in 2001. ISRO thrill started the cryogenic plan almost 20 years ago and it came into existence on 5 January in 2014.

GSAT-14 Indian communication satellite placed into orbit
GSAT-14 Indian communication satellite placed into orbit

The satellite was based around the I-2K and had a flat size of 851 kilograms. With fuel, its size is 1,982 kilograms. The satellite has a perfect design life of 12 years. The satellite GSAT-14 precise orbit 17 minutes into the flight.

This achievement comes within four-and-a-half months of a present attempt that ISRO had stopped owing to a fuel flow in the fluid second stage.

This victory takes ISRO closer to its goal of putting itself as a secure launcher of heavier communication satellites that measure over two tonnes in the geosynchronous orbit where a spacecraft travels in tandem with the earth’s circumrotation and thus is convenient to users throughout the day.

GSAT-14 Indian communication satellite precising the earth orbit
GSAT-14 Indian communication satellite precising the earth orbit

With the triumphant launch, India registered at the “Cryo Club”, a select club of space winning nations having the critical cryogenic engine technology, which is essential to carry massive satellites into space. The other countries in the elite space winning club include the United States, Russia, France, Japan, and China. Now India joins these countries in this elite club.