India’s communication satellite GSAT-18 was successfully launched today by a heavy duty rocket of Arianespace from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana.
The launch was initially scheduled for Wednesday, yet conceded by 24 hours attributable to unfavorable climate conditions at Kourou, a French region situated in northeastern shore of South America.
SAT-18 built by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), goes for giving media telecommunication administrations by fortifying the space office’s ebb and flow armada of 14 operational telecom satellites.
European launcher Ariane-5 VA-231 launched at 2 a.m. (IST) and set GSAT-18 in the circle in an immaculate flight that kept going around 32 minutes.
ISRO announced that GSAT-18 effectively propelled by Ariane-5 VA-231 from Kourou, French Guiana. Satellite GSAT-18 is the twentieth satellite from ISRO to be launched by the European space office and the mission is the 280th for Ariane space launcher.
“GSAT 18 is an important satellite for us that will enable the continuity of the vital communication services in our country by replacing the currently ageing satellites,” the ISRO chief said.
ISRO has been reliant on an Ariane-5 rocket for conveying its heavier satellites, so SIRO is creating GSLV Mk III for this reason. GSAT-18 conveys 48 communication transponders to give services in Upper Extended C-band, Ku groups , and Normal C-band of the recurrence range.