India’s heaviest satellite to be launched on Dec 5

NEW DELHI, DEC 2 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 12/2/2018 11:34:56 AM IST

The stage is finally set for the launch of the India’s heaviest satellite Gsat-11, weighing 5,854 kg, from French Guiana by Europe’s Ariane-5 rocket early on Wednesday morning.

The communication satellite, which will help increase internet speed in the country, was earlier scheduled for launch early this year but suspecting a glitch in the system the Indian space agency recalled it to check for anomalies. 

ISRO felt the need to take the unusual step of recalling the satellite in April as a precaution measure.

Gsat-11 is a high-throughput satellite that carries 40 transponders in the Ku-band and Ka-band frequencies and is capable of “providing high bandwidth connectivity”.


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