India's communication satellite GSAT-17 successfully launched

  • India's communication satellite GSAT-17 successfully launched
29-06-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-17 has been successfully launched from Kourou in French Guiana this morning.
 
GSAT-17 with a lift-off mass of about 3,477 kg carries payloads in Normal C-band, Extended C-band and S-band to provide various communication services.
 
The Satellite also carries equipment for meteorological data relay and satellite based search and rescue services being provided by earlier INSAT satellites.
 
The designed in-orbit operational life of GSAT-17 is about 15 years.
 
The European launcher Arianespace Flight VA238 blasted off from Ariane Launch Complex No 3 (ELA 3) at Kourou, a French territory located in northeastern coast of South America, couple of minutes delayed than the scheduled time of 2:29 hrs India time.
 
This was third satellite launch by ISRO this month, the other two being first developmental flight of GSLV MkIII and PSLV C-38 missions launched from Sriharikota spaceport.
 
GSAT-17 will be positioned at its designated orbital slot in the geostationary orbit and will be co-located with some of the Indian operational geostationary satellites. Later, it is planned to turn on the communication payloads of the satellite. After the successful completion of all the in-orbit tests, GSAT-17 will be ready for operational use.
 

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