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India's latest communication satellite GSAT-24 successfully launched

GSAT-24 was launched on-board Ariane-V VA257 flight from the Guiana Space Centre, Europe’s spaceport in Kourou.

Paras Bisht Edited by: Paras Bisht @ParasBisht15 Bengaluru Updated on: June 23, 2022 6:45 IST
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India's latest communication satellite GSAT-24 successfully launched

Highlights

  • GSAT-24 satellite was launched on-board Ariane-V VA257 flight
  • Built by ISRO, satellite was launched by French company Arianespace from Kourou in French Guiana
  • It was first "demand-driven" communication satellite mission undertaken by NSIL post reforms

The GSAT-24 satellite, built by ISRO for NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), was successfully launched by French company Arianespace from Kourou in French Guiana (South America) on Thursday. GSAT-24 is a 24-Ku band communication satellite weighing 4180 kg with pan-India coverage for meeting DTH application needs. GSAT-24 was launched on-board Ariane-V VA257 flight from the Guiana Space Centre, Europe’s spaceport in Kourou.

It was the first "demand-driven" communication satellite mission undertaken by NSIL post space sector reforms. NSIL, a Government of India company under the Department of Space, has leased the entire satellite capacity to Tata Play. 

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