The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch on Wednesday GSAT-7A, a geostationary communication satellite, from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota.
ISRO communication satellite GSAT-7A Launch Today
The 26-hour commencement for its launch started yesterday as the Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle GSLV-F11 is booked to lift-off at 4.10 pm from the second platform at the spaceport of Sriharikota.
The most up to date satellite will give correspondence ability to clients in Ku-band over the Indian area, ISRO said including that the mission life of the GSAT-7A is eight years.
The GSLV-F11 will infuse GSAT-7A into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) and it will be set in its last Geostationary Orbit using the locally available impetus frameworks. GSLV-F11 is ISRO’s fourth era launch vehicle with three phases.
The four fluid strap-ons and a strong rocket engine at the center shape the primary phase of the launch vehicle, while the second stage is outfitted with high thrust engine using fluid fuel, ISRO said. The Cryogenic Upper Stage frames the third and last phase of the vehicle. This will the seventh launch of 2018 from Sriharikota which denotes the 69th mission of GSLV-F11 for ISRO.
On November 14, ISRO had launched its heaviest satellite from Indian soil. The heavy-lift GSLV Mk III rocket, ISRO’s most incredible rocket to date, launched the GSAT-29, a correspondence satellite weighing 3423 kg, into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit.