Launch of GSAT -10, India’s Heaviest Satellite
TNI Bureau: In the wee hours of Saturday, India successfully launches GSAT -10 on board Ariane-5ECA career rocket from the Kourou launchpad in Europe’s French Guiana. The satellite and the launch fee cost the agency Rs. 750 crore.
It will directly boost telecommunications and direct-to-home broadcasting among others. It also has a navigation payload – GAGAN (GPS aided Geo Augmented Navigation) that would provide improved accuracy of GPS signals to be used by Airports Authority of India for civil aviation requirements
The ISRO called its 101st mission to launch GSAT-10 is “a grand success,” and it will be operational by November.
At 3,400 kg at lift-off, GSAT-10 is the heaviest built by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).