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ISRO's GSAT-18 communications satellite launch postponed by 24 hours

The Launch Of India's Latest Communication Satellite With 48 Transponders That Receive And Transmit Communication Signals Has Been Postponed To October 6 From Kourou In French Guiana.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Neha Singh | Updated on: 05 Oct 2016, 07:23:31 PM
ISRO's GSAT-18 communications satellite launch postponed by 24 hours

New Delhi:

The launch of India's latest communication satellite with 48 transponders that receive and transmit communication signals has been postponed to October 6 from Kourou in French Guiana. “The launch has been postponed by one day due to heavy cross winds,” a senior ISRO official said late on Tuesday night.

The Indian satellite GSAT-18 will now be launched at 2am on October 6, 24 hours after its initial launch time. The 3,404 kg Indian satellite GSAT-18 will be providing services in normal C-band, upper extended C-band and Ku-bands of the frequency spectrum. 

The launch of the Ariane-5 rocket from Kourou (French Guiana) was scheduled to take place between 2 a.m. and 3.15 a.m. (India Time) on Wednesday. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). 

Arianespace launch vehicle Ariane-5 VA-231, was set to carry the GSAT-18 along with co-passenger Sky Muster II for the Australian operator nbn (National Broadband Network).

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First Published : 05 Oct 2016, 07:17:00 PM

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