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ISRO to launch communication satellite GSAT-30 from Arianespace on Jan 17

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Bengaluru, Jan 13: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch communication satellite, GSAT-30 onboard Ariane-5 launch vehicle (VA 251) from Kourou launch base in French Guiana is scheduled at 2:35 am of January 17, 2020.

On Monday the ISRO has tweeted regarding the launch of communication satellite, GSAT-30. The satellite will be launched from India and the European Space Agency Arianespace.

ISRO to launch communication satellite GSAT-30 from Arianespace on Jan 17

According to the official ISRO site, the GSAT-30 is a communication satellite of India which is configured on ISRO's enhanced I-3K Bus structure to provide communication services from Geostationary orbit in C and Ku bands. The satellite derives its heritage from ISRO's earlier INSAT/GSAT satellite series.

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GSAT-30, weighing 3357 kg, is to serve as a replacement to INSAT-4A spacecraft services with enhanced coverage. The satellite provides Indian mainland and islands coverage in Ku-band and extended coverage in C-band covering Gulf countries, a large number of Asian countries and Australia.

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