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ISRO launches GSAT-7A aboard GSLV-F11

Updated : December 19, 2018 22:25:45 IST

ISRO successfully launched GSAT-7A aboard GSLV-F11. The launch took place at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota.

GSLV-F11 injected GSAT-7A into a geosynchronous transfer orbit.

GSLV is ISRO's fourth generation launch vehicle with three stages. The 2,250 kg GSAT-7A is the 39th Indian communication satellite of ISRO

The satellite has been dubbed the 'Indian Angry Bird.'It will enhance Indian air force's networking and communication capabilities.

It is the heaviest satellite launched by GSLV with indigenous cryogenic stage. It provides communication capability to the users in KU-band over the Indian region.

KU-band is a satellite frequency band ranging from 12-18 ghz. GSAT-7A has a mission life of minimum 8 years.
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