GSAT-29 Launched Successfully By ISRO

New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully

launched its latest communication satellite ‘GSAT-29’ on Wednesday.

It was put in its orbit by India’s heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV- Mk III), which is the designated rocket for India’s first human space lift proposed for 2022.

The launch today carried the GSAT -29, weighing 3,423 kg and placed it into Geo Transfer Orbit (GatO) just over 16 minutes into its flight. It was a key test to the GSLV Mk III, that took flight today at 5.08 pm from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, as scheduled.

This developmental flight was the third undertaken by the rocket, that has so far undergone one experimental and one developmental flight. It carries communication transponders that, as said, will provide communication links in remote areas of India.

“It will provide communication services to the Northeast region and Jammu and Kashmir to facilitate execution of Digital India initiatives,” ISRO stated.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter and congratulated ISRO.
The GSLV Mk III is designed to launch satellites in the 4,000 kg category into space and is also designated for ISRO’s second moon mission Chandrayaan 2, next year. Currently, India depends on European

launchers to put heavy satellites in space.

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