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ISRO’s GSAT-24 satellite successfully launched by French company Arianespace from Kourou in French Guiana

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Thursday, Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) GSAT-24 satellite, built by NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), was successfully launched by French company Arianespace from Kourou in French Guiana (South America). GSAT-24 is a 24-Ku band communication satellite weighing 4180 kg with pan-India coverage for meeting DTH application needs.

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GSAT-24 was launched on-board Ariane-V VA257 flight from the Guiana Space Centre, Europe’s spaceport in Kourou. NSIL, a Government of India company under the Department of Space, has leased out the entire satellite capacity to Tata Play. It was the first “demand-driven” communication satellite mission undertaken by NSIL after the space sector reforms.

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The satellite and associated instruments were shipped to Kourou, French Guiana on 18 May using a C-17 Globemaster aircraft. It was reported earlier this month that the GSAT-24 satellite, after completing assembly, integration and environmental testing, was cleared by the PSR (Pre-Shipment Review) committee on May 2.

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