The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully made its first launch of 2020 at 2.35 am on January 17, 2020.
The European Space Agency’s heavyweight launch vehicle Ariane-5 launched this communication satellite named Gsat-30 from French Guiana.
The 3,357-kg satellite made it to the geosynchronous orbit within 38 minutes of its launch.
As a replacement to the Insat-4A spacecraft services, the Gsat-30 will do extensive coverage of Indian subcontinent and islands through Ku-band and Gulf nations in C-band, a major portion of Asia and Australia.
The satellite will be majorly used for television uplinking, teleport services, digital satellite news gathering, DTH services, cellular backhaul connectivity and more applications.
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Upon beginning its operations, the Gsat-30 satellite is expected to help build digital gaps in rural connectivity.
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