ISRO GSAT-30 Communication Satellite Successfully Inserted Into Orbit
India’s latest communications satellite, GSAT-30, to enhance television, telecommunications and broadcasting services was launched successfully by the European commercial launcher Arianespace early on Friday.
GSAT-30, the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (Isro) first mission of the year, blasted off onboard Arianespace’s Ariane 5 launch vehicle at 2:35am from the Ariane Launch Complex in Kourou, a French territory in the northeastern coast of South America.
After a flight lasting a little more than 38 minutes, the GSAT-30 separated from the Ariane 5 upper stage in an elliptical Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit.
“#GSAT30 successfully separated from the upper stage of #Ariane5 #VA251” Isro tweeted.
News Credit: NDTV.com