India’s Geostationary Communication Satellite GSAT-7A will be launched from Sriharikota today i.e. Wednesday. It will be launched through GSLV-F11. The time to launch it has been fixed at 4.10 AM. Preparations for this have also been completed.
The GSAT-7A satellite weighs around 2,250 kg. ISRO said that GSAT-7A has been built by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and its life is eight years. It will provide communication capabilities to Ku-band users in the Indian region. Along with this, it is also being told that this satellite will be dedicated to the Air Force, which will give more strength to air power.
The GSLV F-11 will drop GSAT-7A into the Geosynchronous Transfer Arbit (GTO) and will be installed in the final geostationary orbit using an onboard propulsion system. GSLV-F11 is the fourth generation launching vehicle of ISRO.
Earlier the heaviest satellite GSAT-11 launched
Earlier, ISRO successfully launched India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-11 with the help of Arianspace rocket. ISRO chief K Sivan said after the successful launch, “The heaviest, largest and most powerful satellite ever built by India was successfully launched through Ariane-5.” He said that GSAT-11 is India’s Bahrain space asset.
GSAT-11 weighing about 5854 kg is manufactured by ISRO. It is the highest weight satellite built by ISRO. GSAT-11 is the next generation ‘high throughput’ communication satellite, which is configured around ISRO’s I-6K. This will work for more than 15 years.