ISRO’s Current Achievements
Market Expertz | November 20, 2018
Indian Space Organization has always been one of the finest institutions of excellence that India has produced. Despite the occasional failure, this institution has succeeded beyond all expectations. In November 2018, ISRO was not only able to launch heavier satellite from the soil of India, but also it successfully proved the technology of cryogenic engine in upper state from the heaviest rocket launcher ever which is GSLV MkIII D2.
The biggest rocket used by ISRO till date GSLV MkIII D2 opens up new horizons for future advancements in Chandrayaan 2 and putting the first Indian in space and getting him back safely.
First success- GSLV MkIII rocket launcher with Cryogenic engine
For all future missions, the ISRO needs a very robust launch vehicle to carry heavy payloads into space.
- The heaviest launcher ever- GSLV MkIII D2- weighing 640 tonnes was successful
- This rocket will be used for upcoming missions like Chandrayaan II and Man in Space.
- Its upper stage was powered by the Cryogenic engine made by ISRO.
- Thus, India joins the league of nations with proven Cryo technology- US, Japan, France, China and Russia
Second Success - GSAT29 Communication Satellite
- The advanced communication satellite GSAT29 was placed in orbit successfully which carries a 55-metre geo-high resolution camera.
- It is a multi-beam, multiband communication satellite, heaviest so far.
- India needs huge satellites to serve growing communication and internet needs to remote regions.
- It will link remote regions like J&K and the NE states under the Digital India programme. Its list-off mass was 3.5 tons (3423 kg)
- Three operations will finally raise the satellite from the geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) to geostationary orbit (GSO)
- GSAT-29 has a life span of 10 years and is a multi-beam satellite that carries Ka/Ku- band high-throughput communication transponders.
- A combination of high throughput satellites GSAT-19, GSAT-29, SAT-11 and GSAT-20 would provide the high speed internet needed.
The Indian Space research Organization never ceases to amaze us, and we all wish a great success ahead as the twin success of GSAT29 and GSLV MkIII D2 proves.