ISRO satellite launch LIVE: INSAT-3DR launched into orbit, mission successful

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 8, 2016 5:19 pm

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The Indian Space Research Organisation on Thursday launched an advanced weather satellite called INSAT-3DR using the rocket GSLV-F05. The launch time was earlier scheduled at 4:10 pm but was later postponed to 4:50 pm.

The satellite INSAT 3DR, weighing 2,211 kg, has been put into a geo-transfer orbit by the rocket initially during lift off. The satellite has been taken to its designated geosynchronous orbit using its own propulsion systems.
INSAT 3DR has an operational life of eight years and is equipped with modern instruments to study weather patterns and to help in the surface-level search and rescue operations.

The launch of the GSLV-F05 was the tenth flight of India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, designed to inject 2 to 2.5 ton class of satellites in geostationary orbits.

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INSAT-3DR successfully separated. Mission accomplished

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Cryogenic engine ignition confirmed

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Everything going on as expected till now

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GSLV-05 launched from the facility. Expected to be put into orbit after 1000 seconds

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Few seconds left for lift-off

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Vehicle is ready for a take-off. The launch is expected to take place at 4:50 pm.

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Live video of the GSLV-F05 launch. To view it on ISRO website, visit:

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As per reports, the launch is postponed by 40 minutes and may take place at 4:50 pm.

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Fully integrated GSLV-F05 coming out of the Vehicle Assembly Building

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Live telecast of satellite launch will be available on ISRO website and Doordarshan from 3:40 pm. The video will also be available in this story. Keep refreshing for live updates.

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The flight profile of GSLV-F05 provided by ISRO