GSLV Mark III rocket is new ISRO truck launch 4 tonnes satellites

Tinuku ~ The GSLV Mark III rocket launched by the Indian ISRO space agency that will open up opportunities for India to launch a 4 ton class satellite. The launch of this rocket is a major milestone for ISRO which doubled the capacity to deliver shipments to orbit from 2.3 tons to 4 tons.

Tinuku GSLV Mark III rocket is new ISRO truck launch 4 tonnes satellites

ISRO is conducting a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark-III (GSLV Mark III) rocket experiment in Sriharikota. A new truck rocket ready to serve the launch of a 4 ton class satellite for an entirely new communication need.

"Today India should launch communications satellites above 2.3 tons, we have to go into space. We will have independence in launching communications satellites" said former ISRO chairman K. Radhakrishnan.

"It's a simple vehicle but it has more charge fraction, and it will be a future hardwork vehicle for ISRO," Radhakrishnan said.

GSLV Mark III has become the new heaviest rocket for India. The weight is equivalent to five fully loaded Jumbo Boeing jets or as many as 200 adult elephants. The country's future rocket is projected for missions carrying Indian astronauts into space.

Radhakrishnan was one of the leaders of the GSLV Mark III development program approved in 2000, as well as former Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC) and former Chairman of ISRO. Now advisor of ISRO. GSLV Mark III rocket is new ISRO truck launch 4 tonnes satellites

"We're going to the next level of capacity, PSLV is the current stable line, now GSLV is better than that, here we are going into vehicles that will be more cost-effective," Radhakrishnan said.

ISRO's latest endeavors are potential game makers and can revolutionize communications by empowering digital India and providing Internet services, streaming and diversity of innovations that never existed before.

"There are plenty of opportunities to launch Indian communications satellites as well as other countries because 4 tons is a good reach for communications satellites," Radhakrishnan said.

"If you look at a global communications satellite scenario today it has gone up to 6 to 6.5 tons. If the satellite switches from chemical propulsion to the electric propulsion, the mass can be maintained at a rate of 4 tons," Radhakrishnan said.

Comparable vehicles for GSLV Mk III today are the growing Ariane-6 in Europe. The European rocket has a carrying capacity of 6.5 tons. Once the satellite chemical drive is replaced by an electric drive, the weight will also drop in bulk.

"GSLV Mk III will be a candidate for foreign customers to consider," said Radhakrishnan.