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India's heaviest satellite GSAT-11 all set to launch

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) GSAT-11 is set to be launched on December 5 onboard Ariane-5 from French Guiana.
Weighing 5,854 kgs, GSAT-11 is India’s heaviest satellite and its designed lifetime is over 15 years.
GSAT-11 will be initially placed in the geosynchronous transfer orbit and will subsequently be raised to geostationary orbit.
GSAT-11 will be located at 74° east and is the fore-runner in a series of advanced communications satellite with multi-spot beam antenna coverage over Indian mainland and islands.
Ariane-5 launch vehicle will also carry Korea aerospace research institute's GEO-KOMPSAT-2A.
GEO-KOMPSAT-2A will conduct meteorological and space weather monitoring missions.