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GSLV-F14’s Upcoming Launch: “Naughty Boy”



  Feb 17, 2024

GSLV-F14’s Upcoming Launch: “Naughty Boy”



The GSLV-F14, set to launch the INSAT-3DS, is an integral part of the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) fleet, albeit with a reputation for unpredictability, earning it the nickname “naughty boy.” This moniker stems from its history of both successful missions and some setbacks, highlighting the challenges inherent in space missions. The GSLV-F14’s journey has been a learning curve for ISRO, with each launch providing valuable insights that contribute to the advancement of India’s space capabilities.

The forthcoming mission is critical, as it represents the 16th flight of the GSLV series and the 10th utilizing a domestically developed cryogenic engine, showcasing India’s growing self-reliance in space technology. The satellite INSAT-3DS, with a projected operational life of a decade, is poised to enhance meteorological observation and climate studies, succeeding its predecessors INSAT-3D and INSAT-3DR.

The article also notes the significance of the GSLV-F14 in the context of the upcoming NISAR satellite mission, a joint effort by NASA and ISRO, which underscores the international collaborative efforts and the trust placed in the GSLV platform.

In summary, the GSLV-F14’s launch is not just a routine event but a testament to ISRO’s enduring commitment to overcoming the complexities of space exploration and improving Earth observation capabilities.

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