India’s Satellite Launching Capability Comes of Age

The successful launch of a two‐tonne advanced communication satellite (GSAT‐14) off the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV‐D5) from Sriharikota marks a feather in the cap of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO. It was a textbook launch in the sense that it conformed to all the set parameters. The payload was placed in the intended orbit in the precise manner in which it was set. All those associated with the project have reason to be elated over the success which places India among a select band of nations that have mastered the cryogenic engine technology. It can now be claimed that the country’s satellite‐launching capability has truly come of age.

Source: Indian Express

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