ISRO launched GSAT-17 from French Guiana


Guwahati/ 29th June’2017 (Prag News Desk): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have added to its communication satellite fleet GSAT-17 rocket at space launched successfully into orbit by heavy lift rocket Ariane 5 from Kourou, French Guiana on Thursday.

After the launched of heaviest satellite ISRO is continuing there streak.

GSAT-17 with a mass of 3,476 kg will expand ISRO’s current fleet of 17 telecommunication satellites said Arianespace, source added.

GSAT-17 will be function at its orbital slot in the geostationary orbit that would be co-located with some of the Indian operational geostationary satellites as said by ISRO.

Master Control Facility (MCF) at Hassan in Karnataka will command and control GSAT-17 immediately after separation from the rocket.

Officials reveal normal functioning data of all the satellite launched by ISRO with preliminary health checks.

Series of operation will perform to place the GSAT-17 satellite in the Geostationary Orbit above 36,000kms from the equator with the help of satellite propulsion system.

The satellite would be put in its final orbital configuration.


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