GSAT-10 to be launched soon

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    India's 3400-kg communication satellite GSAT-10 is now ready to be shipped to the spaceport at Kourou in French Guiana for launch by European space consortium Arianespace in two months, according to Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman, K Radhakrishnan. "GSAT-10 with 30 transponders is ready to be shipped for launch. This launch is expected in the middle of September," Radhakrishnan, also Secretary in the Department of Space and Chairman of Space Commission, said on the sidelines of the 39th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) being held here.

    Officials of the Bangalore-headquartered space agency said it is a three-axis body stabilised geostationary satellite that is based on ISRO's three-ton structure to provide communication services and augment existing services. It carries 12 normal C band, six extended C band and 12 Ku band transponders. The satellite will have a minimum operational life of 15 years. — PTI

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    *z It carries 12 normal C band, six extended C band and 12 Ku band transponders

    *z The satellite will have a minimum operational life of 15 years

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