CrackitToday App

GSLV-F14/INSAT-3DS Mission

GSLV-F14/INSAT-3DS Mission:

The Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch its GSLV-F14/INSAT-3DS mission on 17th February 2024, with the aim of enhancing weather forecasting and disaster warning capabilities.

  • INSAT-3DS will be launched aboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle F14 (GSLV F14).
  • GSLV-F14 is a three-stage launch vehicle.
  • The first stage (GS1) has a solid propellant motor and four earth-storable propellant stages(EPS).
  • EPS includes a supporting structure, propellant tanks, and an engine.
  • The second stage (GS2) is also an earth-storable propellant stage
  • The third stage (GS3) is a cryogenic stage, with propellant loading of liquid oxygen (LOX) and liquid hydrogen (LH2).
  • The GSLV-F14 is the 16th flight of the GSLV, and the 10th flight with the indigenous cryo stage.
  • INSAT-3DS comprises four payloads, including an Imager, a sounder, a data relay transponder, and a satellite-aided search and rescue transponder.