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Thursday, 29 June 2017

India’s communication satellite GSAT-17 successfully launched


India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-17 has been successfully launched from Kourou in French Guiana. 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. 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 in Andhra Pradesh.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • Dr. K Sivan is the Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre.
  • French Guiana is an overseas region of France on the northeast coast of South America.
  • Its Capital is Cayenne.
Source- AIR World Service

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