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India’s communication satellite GSAT-30 successfully launched

Today India’s telecommunication satellite GSAT-30 was successfully launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Kourou launch base, French Guiana by Ariane-5 VA-251.

GSAT-30 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.

Weighing 3357 kg, GSAT-30 is to serve as 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.

The designed in-orbit operational life of GSAT-30 is more than 15 years.

Launch Mass: 3357 kg
Mission Life : More than 15 years
Ariane-5 VA-251
Type of Satellite: Communication
Manufacturer: ISRO
Owner: ISRO
Application: Communication
Orbit Type: GSO

PM Narendra Modi congratulated ISRO team on GSAT-30 success.