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First in 2020: India successfully launches GSAT-30 telecoms satellite (VIDEO)


Added 01-16-20 10:37:02pm EST - “In its first space mission of the year, India has sent its GSAT-30 communications satellite into orbit, where it will replace another aging craft. The launch went off without a hitch.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “First in 2020: India successfully launches GSAT-30 telecoms satellite (VIDEO)”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced early on Friday that the spacecraft had reached orbit without issues. The launch was carried out from a facility in French Guiana in conjunction with French-based aerospace firm, Arianespace, which provided its Ariane 5 rockets for the mission.

India's communication satellite #GSAT30 was successfully launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by #Ariane5#VA251. Thanks for your support !!!For details please visit: https://t.co/FveT3dGuo6Image Courtesy: Arianespace pic.twitter.com/67csn0zZq7

#Ariane5 Flight carrying #GSAT30 & EUTELSAT Konnect lifts off????from French Guiana#GSAT30 is a Communication Satellite & will be extensively used for DTH, VSAT networks,Television uplinking & Teleport servicesKudos to team #ISRO for this great Mission????????pic.twitter.com/jyAvh2eR6b

“By operating GSAT-30, ISRO will – once again – foster the use of space to help bridge the digital divide in the Indian subcontinent as part of its ambitious space program,” an Arianespace spokesperson said in a statement.

The GSAT-30, which weighs in at 7,400 pounds (3,357 kg), will replace the INSAT-4A spacecraft, providing the Indian mainland and its island territories with extended coverage in Ku-band frequencies – used for satellite television, among other things – as well as widening C-band coverage over large swaths of the Persian Gulf and elsewhere in Asia.

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