India’s updated GSLV rocket delivers weather satellite in first outing

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An Indian Geostationary Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) rocket successfully launched a weather satellite Thursday.

The GSLV lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center at 7:20 a.m. Eastern and placed the INSAT-3DR advanced weather satellite into its planned geostationary transfer orbit.

The launch was delayed by 40 minutes to resolve a problem during fueling of the rocket.

The launch was the first operational mission for the Mark 2 version of the GSLV, featuring an Indian-developed cryogenic upper stage. [The Hindu]


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