The ISRO launched GSAT-11 satellite and put it successfully in earth orbit from Kourou Launch Zone, French Guiana in South America today. ISRO used the Ariane-5 VA246 heavyweight rocket of Arianespace for this mission.
the GSAT-11 advanced communications satellite, produced by ISRO, will deliver multi-spot beam coverage over the Indian mainland and nearby islands bringing significant advantages to the user community.
It will operate from 74 deg. East. The GSAT-11 weighing 5,854 kg is the heaviest satellite built by ISRO.
The GSAT-11 is the next generation high throughput communication satellite that will play a vital role in providing broadband services across the country.
It will also provide a platform to demonstrate new generation applications such as in flights internet connectivity. The satellite is expected to have a lifespan of 15 years. (AIR NEWS)