The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its satellite successfully. the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III rocket carrying communication satellite GSAT-29 at 5.08 pm from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota. The satellite was launched on Wednesday. This satellite is ISRO’s heaviest satellite launched till now.
GSAT-29 is a multibeam, multi-band communication satellite. It will be launched into an elliptical GTO with a 190 km perigee and 35975 km apogee with an inclination of 21.5 deg.
GSAT-29 will be taken to its final Geostationary Orbital location by firing its onboard propulsion system in steps and the satellite will be stationed at 55 deg East longitude.
It was the 5th launch of ISRO in 2018, and 23rd total satellites have been launched from the second launch pad of ISRO
ISRO announced the launch on Twitter. Its official account Tweeted:
Watch the live telecast on @DDNational at 16:45 (IST) and live streaming on our website http://bit.do/GSLVMkIII-D2-Live …
Updates to follow.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged the launch of Satellite by Tweeting, "My heartiest congratulations to our scientists on the successful launch of GSLV MK III-D2 carrying the GSAT-29 satellite. The double success sets a new record of putting the heaviest satellite in orbit by an Indian launch vehicle,"