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

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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).

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