‘The Big Bird’: India marks successful launch of its heaviest satellite GSAT-11 onboard space vehicle Ariane-5
- India’s heaviest satellite
GSAT-11, also called the ‘The Big Bird,’ was successfully injected into orbit from French Guiana in the early hours this morning.
- GSAT-11, which weighs 5854 kilograms, will boost broadband connectivity in India. It will cover the entire country including remote places, said K Sivan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
- India’s space agency is on a satellite launching spree and has already completed three satellite and two launch vehicle missions in the last 21 days. One of these missions included 30 satellites.
Update #4 #ISROMissions Here's the video of #Ariane5 VA-246 lift off from Kourou Launch Base early today morning c… https://t.co/BMzhWc3mjM— ISRO (@isro) 1543972606000
At 2:07 am (IST) the space launch vehicle Ariane-5 VA-246 carrying India’s GSAT-11 and South Korea’s GEO-KOMPSAT-2A satellites lifted off from Kourou Launch Base in the spaceport from French Guiana.
Within half an hour after lifting off from the spaceport, GSAT-11 was separated from Ariana 5 and placed into orbit.
The next generation advanced communication satellite, GSAT-11, will reportedly cover all parts of the country including remote areas and provide about 16 GBPS data link services across India, said NDTV citing ISRO Chairman K Sivan.
Update #6 #ISROMissions Here's all you wanted to know about today's successful #GSAT11 mission. https://t.co/oq6TglDkmk— ISRO (@isro) 1543975136000
The ISRO’s first 6-ton class satellite GSAT-11 will pave the way for the Indian government’s ambitious plan to provide high data connectivity of 100 GBPS.
A major milestone for our space programme, which will transform the lives of crores of Indians by connecting remote… https://t.co/RuAQqJPAp1— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1543980665000
“GSAT-11 will boost the broadband connectivity to rural and inaccessible Gram Panchayats in the country coming under the
It will be a “forerunner” for all the communication satellites to be launched in the future. ISRO’s Master Control Facility located at Hassan took charge of GSAT-11 following the separation of GSAT-11 and
Update #7 #ISROMissions "Succesful #GSAT11 mission acheived with big support from @Arianespace. Credit also for… https://t.co/HYF3GMWd9e— ISRO (@isro) 1543979147000
India’s space agency is on a launching spree and has already completed three satellite and two launch vehicle missions in the last 21 days. One of these missions included 30 satellites.
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