GSLV-F11 successfully launched GSAT-7A, ISRO’s 39th communication satellite, on December 19, 2018 at 1610 hrs (IST) from the Second Launch Pad (SLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan speaks at a press conference on India's second mission to moon Chandrayaan-2 in Bangalore, India, June 12, 2019. India's second mission to moon Chandrayaan-2 would be launched on July 15, said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan Wednesday. The landing on the moon would be on Sept. 6 or Sept. 7 near the South Pole, Sivan said. The spacecraft, with a mass of 3.8 tons, has three modules - Orbiter, Lander and Rover. Orbiter would have eight payloads, Lander three and Rover two, Sivan said. (Xinhua/Stringer)
GSLV – F11 is ISRO’s fourth generation launch vehicle with three stages. The four liquid strap-ons and a solid rocket motor at the core form the first stage. The second stage of the vehicle is equipped with high thrust engine using liquid fuel. The Cryogenic Upper Stage forms the third and final stage of the vehicle.
GSAT-7A with a lift-off mass of 2250 kg, is a geostationary satellite carrying communication transponders in Ku-band. The Satellite is built to provide communication capability to the users over the Indian region.
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