Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle


Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk II) is the launch vehicle developed by India, to launch communication satellites in geo transfer orbit using cryogenic third stage. This is a fourth generation launch vehicle is a three stage vehicle with four liquid strap-ons.

Vehicle Specifications

Height51.73 m (With Ogive PLF)
Number of Stages3
Lift Off Mass420 tonnes
First FlightApril 18, 2001
First FlightJanuary 5, 2014

List of GSLV Launches

Sl. No.Satellite NameLaunch DateLauncher TypeOrbitPayloadRemarks
15GSLV-F12/NVS-01 MissionMay 29, 2023GSLVGTO (Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit)NVS-01
14GSLV-F10 / EOS-03Aug 12, 2021GSLVGTO (Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit)EOS-03Mission unsuccessful
13GSLV-F11 / GSAT-7A MissionDec 19, 2018GSLVGSAT-7A
12GSLV-F08/GSAT-6A MissionMar 29, 2018GSLVGSO (Geosynchronous Orbit)GSAT-6A
11GSLV-F09 / GSAT-9May 05, 2017GSLVGSO (Geosynchronous Orbit)GSAT-9
10GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DRSep 08, 2016GSLV-MK-IIGTO (Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit)INSAT-3DR
9GSLV-D6Aug 27, 2015GSLV-MK-IIGTO (Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit)GSAT-6
8GSLV-D5/GSAT-14Jan 05, 2014GSLV-MK-IIGTO (Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit)GSAT-14
7GSLV-F06 / GSAT-5PDec 25, 2010GSLV-MK-IIGTO (Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit)GSAT-5PMission Unsuccessful
6GSLV-D3 / GSAT-4Apr 15, 2010GSLV-MK-IIGSAT-4Mission Unsuccessful
5GSLV-F04 / INSAT-4CRSep 02, 2007GSLV-MK-IIGTO (Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit)INSAT-4CR
4GSLV-F02 / INSAT-4CJul 10, 2006GSLV-MK-IIGTO (Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit)INSAT-4CMission Unsuccessful
3GSLV-F01 / EDUSAT(GSAT-3)Sep 20, 2004GSLV-MK-IIGTO (Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit)EDUSAT
2GSLV-D2 / GSAT-2May 08, 2003GSLV-MK-IIGTO (Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit)GSAT-2
1GSLV-D1 / GSAT-1Apr 18, 2001GSLV-MK-IIGTO (Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit)GSAT-1


GSLV M3 is configured as a three stage vehicle with two solid strap-on motors (S200), one liquid core stage (L110) and a high thrust cryogenic upper stage (C25).

Vehicle Specifications

Height43.5 m
Vehicle Diameter4.0 m
Heat Shield Diameter5.0 m
Number of Stages3
Lift Off Mass640 tonnes

List of GSLV Mk III Launches

Sl. No.Satellite NameLaunch DateLauncher TypePayloadRemarks
6LVM3 M3 / OneWeb India-2 MissionMar 26, 2023LVM3OneWeb Gen-1
5LVM3 M2 / OneWeb India-1 MissionOct 23, 2022LVM3OneWeb Gen-1
4LVM3 – M1 / Chandrayaan-2 MissionJul 22, 2019LVM3Chandrayaan2
3LVM3 -D2 / GSAT-29 MissionNov 14, 2018LVM3GSAT-29
2LVM3 -D1/GSAT-19 MissionJun 05, 2017LVM3GSAT-19
1LVM-3/CARE MissionDec 18, 2014LVM3Crew module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment (CARE)

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