India's latest communication satellite GSAT-24 successfully launched

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European Ariane 5 VA257 rocket transporting two communications satellites lifting off from the Giuana Space Centre, Europe's spaceport, in Kourou, French Guiana. - The Ariane 5 launched two telecommunications satellites, MEASAT-3d for Malaysia and GSAT-24 for India, into geostationary orbit | Photo: Handout by the European Space Agency (ESA) via AFP

Bengaluru: The GSAT-24 satellite, built by ISRO for NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), was successfully launched by French company Arianespace from Kourou in French Guiana (South America) on Thursday.

GSAT-24 is a 24-Ku band communication satellite weighing 4180 kg with pan-India coverage for meeting DTH application needs.

It was the first "demand driven" communication satellite mission undertaken by NSIL post space sector reforms.

NSIL, a Government of India company under the Department of Space, has leased the entire satellite capacity to Tata Play.

GSAT-24 was launched on-board Ariane-V VA257 flight from the Guiana Space Centre, Europe's spaceport in Kourou.


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