ISRO communication satellite GSAT 30 launched successfully
New Delhi : India's high-power communication satellite GSAT 30 has been launched successfully onboard Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana in the early hours of Friday, said ISRO. With the satellite, India will be able to get high-quality television, telecommunications and broadcasting services.
Blasting off from the Ariane Launch Complex in Kourou, a French territory located in the northeastern coast of South America at 2:35 am IST, European space consortium Arianespace’s Ariane 5 vehicle injected GSAT-30 into the orbit in a flawless flight lasting about 38 minutes.
GSAT 30, which has a total weight of 3357 kg, will be replacing the INSAT-4A spacecraft services with enhanced coverage.
According to the known information, the operational life of the GSAT 30 is around 15 years.
According to the space agency, the spacecraft would be extensively used for supporting VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) network, television uplinking and teleport services, digital satellite news-gathering (DSNG), DTH television services, cellular backhaul connectivity and many such applications.