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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.

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