ISRO to Launch GSAT-29 Communications Satellite on Wednesday

ISRO to Launch GSAT-29 Communications Satellite on WednesdayAccording to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), it will be the next developmental flight of GSLV-Mk III rocket using a rated carrying capacity of four tonnes.

The rocket will carry GSAT-29 weighing 3,423 kg (just over 3.4 tonnes) and sling it into Geo Transfer Orbit (GTO) just over 16 minutes into its flight.

Then the satellite will be lifted to the closing Geo Stationary Orbit (GSO) at a height of 36,000 km from the earth.

Having a design life of 10 years, the GSAT-29 satellite carries Ka/ Ku-band high throughput communication transponders intended to fulfill with the communication requirements of consumers such as those in remote areas.

In addition, several new technologies such as Q/V-band payload, information transmission through optical communication connection will be demonstrated. This will aid in realising future complex satellites, ISRO said.

The launching is subject to weather conditions since cyclone Gaja is expected to cross the Tamil Nadu coast on November 15.

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