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ISRO New Workhorse GSLV-Mk III to Carry Heaviest 3136-kg GSAT-19 Satellite

S200 Strap-ons Integrated with Core L110 Liquid Stage (Photo: ISRO)

ISRO New Workhorse GSLV-Mk III-D1 to Carry Heaviest 3136-kg GSAT-19 Satellite Indian Space research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its new workhorse GSLV-Mk III-D1 rocket on June 5, making it the heaviest rocket ever made by ISRO and capable of carrying huge payloads. GSAT-19 carries Ka/Ku-band high throughput communication transponders, a Geostationary Radiation Spectrometer (GRASP) to monitor charged particles and the ...

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E-solar wind sail for cheap flight to and fro Mars possible in future

Imagine an electric solar wind sail to and from Mars and refueling the launch vehicle mid-air on Mars orbit, thanks to E-sail technology that is a novel propellant-less technolgy. The new fundamentally different and economically sustainable approach may be useful for bi-directional manned Mars mission in the future, say researchers. The E-sail technology was invented in Finland in 2006. What is E-sail ...

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