Friday, 15 July 2011

India effectively launched GSAT-12

Today, India effectively launched its newest communication satellite GSAT-12 involved influential modification of household Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C17, from the spaceport in Sriharikota. On its 18th successful mission in a row, the PSLV zoomed into gloomy bullies as scientists bust into clapping at the task control centre here, 90 KM from Chennai. Indian Space Research Organisation’s workhorse PSLV lifted off from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here at 4.48 pm at the end of the 53-hour countdown and located the 1,410 KG GSAT-12 into orbit about 20 minutes afterward. GSAT-12 was introduced into an elliptical Transfer Orbit of 284 KM Perigee and 21,000 KM Apogee. Then, the on the project Liquid Apogee Motor would be used to place the satellite in a round track. GSAT-12, meant at boosting the capacity in the INSAT system for various communication services like Tele-education, Tele-medicine and Village Resource Centres, would be co-located with INSAT-2E and INSAT-4A satellites. The satellite, with a undertaking life of about eight years, and the PSLV together cost about Rs 200 crore.


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