Indian rocket places satellite in orbit

By Indo Asian News Service | Sunday, January 05, 2014 | 5:16:11 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Jan 5 (IANS) A communication satellite was placed in orbit Sunday by an Indian rocket that lifted off from the Sriharikota spaceport here.

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Jan 5 (IANS) A communication satellite was placed in orbit Sunday by an Indian rocket that lifted off from the Sriharikota spaceport here.

The 49.13-metre tall Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Development 5 (GSLV D5) slung the 1,982 kg GSAT-14 in the intended orbit around 17 minutes into the space flight.

The Rs.365-crore launch mission had dual purpose - to flight test the cryogenic engine designed and built by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and to put in orbit communication satellite GSAT-14.

The task has been accomplished, officials said.

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