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ISRO’s GSAT-30 successfully launched onboard Ariane-5

Updated : January 18, 2020 07:43 PM IST

ISRO’s GSAT-30 satellite successfully launched onboard Ariane-5 launch vehicle (VA251) from Guiana Space Centre at Kourou, a French territory. VA-251’s flight lasted 38 minutes. Ariane-5 is Arianespace's heavy-lift launch vehicle.

GSAT-30 is a telecommunication satellite designed and manufactured by ISRO. The 3,357-kg satellite will provide television, telecom and broadcasting services to mainland India and islands.

Indian broadcasters will be able to beam their programmes in India, Gulf countries, Australia and a large number of Asian countries. GSAT-30 will have a mission life of 15 years and will replace the Insat-4A satellite.
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