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GSLV Mk.2

GSLV Mk.2 (GSat 4) [ISRO]

GSLV Mk.2 (GSat 14) [ISRO]

The indian GSLV (Geostationary Launch Vehicle) series are launch vehicles in the 2500  kg to GTO class, which feature a unusual combination of different kind of stages. The first stage consists of a large solid rocket, derived from the PSLV first stage. It is augmented by four liquid fueled strap-on boosters, which have a longer burn time than stage 1. Each booster is powered by a Vikas engine and remains connected with stage 1 during the flight. The second stage is a liquid fueled stage featuring storable propellants. It is the same as used in the PSLV and is also powered with a Vikas engine. The cryogenic stage 3 for the GSLV Mk.1 version is powered by the russian KVD-1M engine, which was originally developed for a cryogenic version of the Proton launch vehicle. It was replaced by the GSLV Mk.2 version, which features the indian built CE7.5 engine.

→ complete list of all GSLV launches.
→ complete list of all PSLV / GSLV family launches.

Version Strap-On Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
GSLV Mk.2 4 × L-40H / Vikas GS-1 / S-139 GS-2 (L-37.5H) / Vikas GS3 (CUS-12) / CE7.5
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
GSLV Mk.2   2400 -
No: TypeNo:Serial     Type            Date          LS    Payload

 6    1    GSLV-D3    GSLV Mk.2       25.04.2010 F  Sr SLP   GSat 4 (HealthSat)
 8    2    GSLV-D5    GSLV Mk.2       05.01.2014    Sr SLP   GSat 14 
 9    3    GSLV-D6    GSLV Mk.2       27.08.2015    Sr SLP   GSat 6
10    4    GSLV-F05   GSLV Mk.2       08.09.2016    Sr SLP   Insat 3DR
11    5    GSLV-F09   GSLV Mk.2       05.05.2017    Sr SLP   GSat 9 (South Asian Satellite)
 

Planned:

 x    x    GSLV-D9    GSLV Mk.2       xx.xx.2018    Sr       Chandrayaan 2
 x    x    GSLV-F10   GSLV Mk.2       xx.xx.2017    Sr       GISAT 1
 x    x    GSLV-      GSLV Mk.2       xx.xx.20xx    Sr       GISAT 2
 x    x    GSLV-F11   GSLV Mk.2       xx.xx.2017    Sr       GSat 6A


Failures:

Flight 6:       upper stage failed


Launch sites:

Sr  = Satish Dhawan Space Center (Sriharikota Space Center), Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, India India