TNPSC Current Affairs September 2016
1. India is Set to Launch GSLV-F05 , the 29 hour count-down for the GSLV-F05 rocket Launch has been started.
GSLV-F05 Rocket is going to carry the INSAT-3DR advanced Weather Satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota on Thursday at 4.10 P.M.
The Rocket with the indigenously developed cryogenic upper stage as its fourth stage, would place the satellite, weighing 2,211kg in the Gestationary Transfer Orbit(GTO) ,
GSLV-F05 would be the tenth GSLV flight. On being placed in the intended orbit, INSAT-3D would use its own propulsion system to reach its final geosynchronous orbital home and will be stationed at 74 deg East Longitude.
The advanced weather satellites expected to provide a variety of meteorological services to the country
Source- The Hindu.