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Isro raises orbit of GSAT-19

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jun 12, 2017, 12:48 am IST
Updated Jun 12, 2017, 6:46 am IST
The GSAT-19 is India’s heaviest communication satellite.
It was injected into orbit by the GSLV-Mk III-D1 launch vehicle on June 5 from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Shar, in Sriharikota.
 It was injected into orbit by the GSLV-Mk III-D1 launch vehicle on June 5 from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Shar, in Sriharikota.

Nellore: Operations such as orbit raising and the deploying of reflectors of the GSAT-19 satellite have been successfully carried out over the past three days, without any glitches.

The GSAT-19 is India’s heaviest communication satellite. It was injected into orbit by the GSLV-Mk III-D1 launch vehicle on June 5 from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Shar, in Sriharikota.

 

GSAT-19 carries Ka/Ku-band high throughout communication transponders. It also carries a Geostationary Radiation Spectrometer payload which will be used to monitor and study the nature of charged particles and the influence of space radiation on satellites and their electronic components.

GSAT-19 boasts advanced spacecraft technologies including miniaturised heat pipes, a fibre optic gyroscope, a Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems accelerometer, a Ku-band TTC transponder, and an indigenous lithium-ion battery.

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