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Friday, July 7, 2017

India's GSAT-17 Successfully Launched

GSAT-17 Indian Communication Satellite
GeoStationary Satellite GSAT-17 India's communication satellite successfully launched on 29 June 2017 from Kourou, French Guiana Space Center by Ariane - V238 Rocket. It weighted 3477 kilogram on lift-off and have some payloads,

Special Instruments:
  • C- Band
  • Extended C - Band
  • S - Band
  • Meteorological Data Relay
Meteorological data relay for weather and rescue purposes during natural disasters. After successful injection into Geostationary Transfer Orbit, GSAT-17 was fully controlled by Mastet Control Facility at Hassan. This sat will be maneuvered for its position from this center. GSAT-17 was expected to be active for next 15 years ( lifespan).



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