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ISRO's GSLV-D5 successfully lifts-off from Srihariokota

SRIHARIKOTA: For a nation that has grappled with high-end cryogenics for two decades, Sunday marked the triumphant end of a long wait propelled by resilience in the face of repeated failures. 

Indian Space Research Organization's (Isro's) GSLV-DF rocket, powered by an indigenous cryogenic engine, injected into orbit a telecommunication satellite, GSAT-14, with clockwork precision. So precise was the launch that the satellite reached 40m within the targeted perigee (nearest point from Earth) of 179km and only 50km from the 36,000km apogee (farthest point from Earth). 

The successful launch will make one of the cutting edge technological breakthroughs — manned mission to space — a possibility. 

"All the stages of GSLV-D5 performed as planned," said Isro chairman K Radhakrishnan. "The mission is a success. We dedicate this proud moment to the country," he added. With this, India has become the sixth spacefarer after US, Russia, the European Space Agency, China and Japan to develop a cryogenic engine — a prerequisite for 
Source: TOI

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Important Points : 
Launch Place: Shriharikota
Full Form of GSLV : Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-D5)
Full Form of ISRO : Indian Space Research Organization 
ISRO Chairman
K Radhakrishnan

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