Govt to launch six GSLV flights b/w 2010-2012

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New Delhi, Jul 17: The Government today approved the funding of six GSLV operational flights (9F11 to F16) to help launch a series of 2200-2400 kg class communication satellites during 2010-2012.

The funding of the geo-synchronous satellite launch vehicle flights at a total cost of Rs 1,280.96 crore with a foreign exchange component of Rs 272.90 crore has been cleared by the Union Cabinet, Finance Minister P Chidambaram told reporters. In its first operation flight, GSLV-F01 successfully launched 1950 kg EDUSAT satellite into geo-synchronous transfer orbit in 2004. In September 2007, GSLV in its F04 flight successfully carried a 2130 kg communication satellite, INSAT-4CR.


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