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GSAT 30 to be launched on January 17: All you need to know!

GSAT 30 to be launched on January 17: All you need to know!

GSAT-30 will replace INSAT-4A spacecraft services with enhanced coverage.

Jan 14, 2020 17:33 IST

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GSAT-30: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch ‘GSAT-30 from French Guiana on January 17, 2020. The launch of the communication satellite will be ISRO’s first satellite launch of the year 2020.

GSAT-30 communication satellite will be launched aboard Ariane 5 launch vehicle (VA 251) from French Guiana at 2:35 am IST on January 17. The satellite with an approximate weight of 3357 kg will have a mission life of more than 15 years.

GSAT 30 will serve as a replacement to INSAT-4A spacecraft services with enhanced coverage. The satellite will be launched along with the European Space Company’s telecommunication satellite- Eutelsat Konnect.

GSAT 30: All you need to know

The Indian space agency is collaborating with the European aerospace company Arianespace to launch GSAT-30 communication satellite.

The satellite will be launched along with the European Space Company’s telecommunication satellite- Eutelsat Konnect.

The launch will mark Ariane V launch vehicle’s 107th flight. The launch vehicle will first place the GSAT-30 in its designated orbit, followed by the release of Konnect. The full mission is expected to last for about 38 minutes and 25 seconds.

GSAT 30 is India’s communication satellite, which has been configured to provide communication services from geostationary orbit in C and Ku bands.

The satellite derives its heritage from ISRO’s previous INSAT/GSAT satellite series. It will replace INSAT-4A spacecraft services with enhanced coverage.

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