Sunday 20 April 2014
News updated at 3:33 AM IST
Weather
Max: 35°C
Min : 22°C
In Bangalore
Partially cloudy

GSAT-7 launched successfully

Bangalore, August 30, 2013, DHNS:
Image from http://www.isro.org/gsat-7/Imagegallery/satellite.aspx#1

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Friday said the GSAT-7 was successfully launched at 2 am by the Ariane-5 launch vehicle of Arianespace from Kourou, French Guiana.

In a press release, Isro said: “Ariane-5 precisely placed GSAT-7 into the intended Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) after a flight of 34 minutes 25 seconds duration.”
As planned, Isro’s master control facility at Hassan started acquiring the signals five minutes prior to the separation of GSAT-7 from Ariane-5 launch vehicle. 

The release further added that the solar panels of the satellite have been deployed and they are generating power, and that the initial checks have indicated normal health of the satellite. “The present orbit of the satellite will be raised to geostationary orbit of about 36,000 km altitude through three orbit raising manoeuvres by firing of GSAT-7’s liquid apogee motor. Preparations are underway for the first firing, planned for the early hours of August 31,” the release said, adding that the satellite will be placed in the geostationary orbit by September 04, 2013.


India’s first exclusive military satellite carries payloads operating in UHF, S, C and Ku bands, helping marine communications.

 with coverage over India and surrounding areas.

The 2,625-kg satellite is seen as a significant asset for security and surveillance as the Navy would be able to overcome the limitation from line of sight and ionospheric effects, among others. The launch cost Isro around Rs 470-crore.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Actor-Director Farhan Akhtar along with Rahul Bose and Ronnie Lahiri during the inauguration ...

Actor-Director Farhan Akhtar along with Rahul Bose and Ronnie Lahiri during the inauguration ...

During the extended week end, large number of tourists flock to Amba vilas palace, in Mysore. DH...

During the extended week end, large number of tourists flock to Amba vilas palace, in Mysore. DH...

A farmer trying to drain out water from his wheat field with the help of a bucket after heavy...

A farmer trying to drain out water from his wheat field with the help of a bucket after heavy...

Rickshaw pullers try to keep their balance as they ride past a dust storm in Agartala, Saturday...

Rickshaw pullers try to keep their balance as they ride past a dust storm in Agartala, Saturday...

People drinking coconut water on a hot summer day near VV Mohall, in Mysore. DH photo

People drinking coconut water on a hot summer day near VV Mohall, in Mysore. DH photo

Transgenders celebrate the Supreme Court's verdict recognising transgenders or eunuchs as third...

Transgenders celebrate the Supreme Court's verdict recognising transgenders or eunuchs as third...

School children paint on the body of a tram during the 'World Art day' celebrations in Kolkata on...

School children paint on the body of a tram during the 'World Art day' celebrations in Kolkata on...

Shuttler Saina Nehwal with students at a promotional event in Hyderabad on Saturday. PTI Photo

Shuttler Saina Nehwal with students at a promotional event in Hyderabad on Saturday. PTI Photo

Children participating in the drawing and patinting competition, organised by Manjushri arts and...

Children participating in the drawing and patinting competition, organised by Manjushri arts and...

Police and locals remove rubbles from a vehicle damaged after landslide on Jammu-Srinagar ...

Police and locals remove rubbles from a vehicle damaged after landslide on Jammu-Srinagar ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523