Bengaluru: India’s telecommunication satellite, GSAT30 was successfully launched from on-board Ariane-5 flight at the Kourou launch base in French Guiana in the early hours of Friday.
GSAT-30 was launched into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by Ariane5 VA251.
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The European rocket Arianespace launched the GSAT-30 for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Eutelsat Konnect satellite for the French telecommunications company Eutelsat.
“GSAT-30 has a unique configuration of providing flexible frequency segments and flexible coverage. The satellite will provide communication services to Indian mainland and islands through Ku-band and wide coverage covering Gulf countries, a large number of Asian countries and Australia through C-band”, ISRO Chairman K Sivan said.
The GSAT-30 will provide DTH television services, connectivity to VSATs for ATM, stock-exchange, Television uplinking and Teleport Services, Digital Satellite News Gathering and e-governance applications.