Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Big Leap in Space: ISRO Launches Communication Satellite GSAT-17 successfully

Bengaluru: India's modern communication satellite GSAT-17 was launched through Arianspace rocket after midnight from Koro of French Guyana. Earlier, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) had announced this while saying, "GSAT-17 will be launched on 29th June, at the time of two hours and 29 minutes, through Arian-Five launch vehicle." The weight of about 3,477 kilogram. 

This satellite will provide various communication services in normal sea bad, extended C band and S band. The weight of GSAT-17 is about 3,477 kg. This satellite will provide various communication services in normal sea bad, extended C band and S band.


The space agency said that it has also taken equipment related to weather related and satellite based search and rescue operations. INSAT satellites previously used to provide these services.

After GSLV Mk-3 and PSLV C-38 from Sriharikota Space Center, ISRO has launched a satellite for the third time this month.

Salient Features of the Launch
1. Launching on 29th June at 29.29pm
2. Weight of GSAT-17 is about 3,477 kg

3. ISRO has launched a satellite for the third time this month.
                            
                                                                                            --Sonal

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