10 Things to Know About GSLV D5

India launched GSLV D5 on January 5, 2014 . This was India’s eighth attempt.Until now, three attempts have been successful whereas four had failed and one was a partial failure. GSLV D5 has been a successful mission for India.

The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) is launch system developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It was introduced to enable India to launch its INSAT-type satellites into geostationary orbit which will help India to be less dependent on foreign rockets.

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