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India’s communication satellite GSAT-30 launched successfully

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French Guiana , 17 Jan 2020

India’s latest  communication  satellite GSAT-30  was  successfully launched  from the  Spaceport in French Guiana during  the early hours  today. The  launch  vehicle  Ariane  5  VA-251  lifted  off  from  Kourou Launch  Base,French Guiana at 2:35 am IST carrying  India’s GSAT-30  and  EUTELSAT KONNECT for Eutelsat, as scheduled.After  a  flight  lasting  38 minutes  25  seconds,  GSAT-30  separated  from  the Ariane  5  upper  stage  in  an  elliptical  Geosynchronous  Transfer  Orbit.With  a  lift-off  mass  of  3357  kg,  GSAT-30  will  provide  continuity  to  operational services  on  some  of  the  in-orbit  satellites.  GSAT-30  derives  its  heritage  from ISRO’s  earlier INSAT/GSAT  satellite  series  and  will  replace  INSAT-4A in  orbit.“GSAT-30  has  a  unique  configuration  of  providing  flexible  frequency  segments and  flexible  coverage.The  satellite will  provide  communication  services  to Indian  mainland  and  islands  through  Ku-band  and  wide  coverage  covering  Gulf countries, a large  number  of  Asian  countries and  Australia  through C-band” ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan said. Dr.Sivan  also  said  that “GSAT-30  will  provide  DTH Television  Services, connectivity to  VSATs for ATM,Stock-exchange,Television  uplinking  and Teleport  Services,  Digital  Satellite  News  Gathering  (DSNG)  and  e-governance applications.The  satellite  will  also  be  used  for  bulk  data  transfer  for a host of emerging  telecommunication  applications.” ISRO’s Master  Control  Facility  (MCF)  at Hassan in Karnataka  took  over  the command  and  control  of  GSAT-30  immediately after  its  separation  from  the launch  vehicle.Preliminary  health  checks of the  satellite revealed  its  normal health.In  the  days  ahead,  orbit-raising  manoeuvres  will be  performed  to place  the satellite  in  Geostationary Orbit  (36,000  km  above  the  equator) by using its onboard  propulsion  system. During  the  final  stages  of  its  orbit  raising operations, the two solar  arrays  and  the antenna  reflectors  of  GSAT-30 will be deployed.Following  this,  the  satellite  will be  put  in  its  final  orbital  configuration.The satellite  will be operational after the successful completion  of  all  in-orbit  tests. 


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