ISRO's Communication Satellite To Launch On Friday From France's Ariane

The launch of the communication satellite, onboard Ariane-5 launch vehicle, is scheduled at 2:35 am on January 17, 2020.

The Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday announced the launch of communication satellite GSAT30 onboard Ariane-5 launch vehicle from Kourou launch base in French Guiana.

The launch of the communication satellite, onboard Ariane-5 launch vehicle, is scheduled at 2:35 am on January 17, 2020. "GSAT-30 is a communication satellite of India which is configured on ISRO's enhanced I-3K Bus structure to provide communication services from Geostationary orbit in C and Ku bands," cited ISRO.

Weighing 3357 kg, GSAT-30 is to serve as a replacement to INSAT-4A spacecraft services with enhanced coverage.

The satellite provides Indian mainland and islands coverage in Ku-band and extended coverage in C-band covering Gulf countries, a large number of Asian countries and Australia.

Source : Business World 

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