GSLV D5 launch planned in July: V Narayanasamy

Russia denied us engine. Our scientists are working hard for indigenous engine: Minister

Written by Press Trust Of India | Chennai | Published: May 16, 2013 8:16:28 pm

India plans to undertake launch of GSLV D5,fitted with indigenous cryogenic engine and carrying communication satellite GSAT-14,in July,Union Minister V Narayanasamy said today.

“Russia had denied us the cryogenic engine. Our scientists are working hard for indigenous engine. In July,India will launch GSAT-14 from the spaceport in Sriharikota,” the Minister of State for PMO told a convocation here.

GSAT-14 satellite with six extended C band and 6 Ku band transponders envisages enhancing the communication transponder capacity,ISRO sources said.

ISRO’s last two attempts to launch satellites were a failure. GSLV-F06 carrying satellite GSAT-5P on December 25,2010 and GSLV-D3 carrying satellite GSAT-4 on April 15,2010 were unsuccessful.

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