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GSLV Mk.2(2)

GSLV Mk.2(2) (GSat 6A) [ISRO]r

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.

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Version Strap-On Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3
GSLV Mk.2(2) 4 × L-40H / Vikas GS-1 / S-139 GS-2 (L-37.5H) / HTVE GS3 (CUS-12) / CE7.5
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
GSLV Mk.2(2) 2500 -
No: TypeNo:Serial     Type            Date          LS       Payload

12    1    GSLV-F08   GSLV Mk.2(2)    29.03.2018    Sr SLP   GSat 6A
 

Failures:

Flight 6:       upper stage failed


Launch sites:

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