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ISRO launches new communication satellite CMS-01 successfully

The Indian Space Research Organisation, has successfully launched the country’s new communication satellite CMS-01 in the intended orbit in space.
The workhorse rocket PSLV-C50 carrying the satellite lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

The satellite was injected into the geo-syncronous transfer orbit.

More maneuvers are coming in the next few days to raise the satellite's orbit slightly and to move it into its correct position in geosynchronous orbit, so that it is above India.

Once the satellite is ready, it will provide C-band communications for the Indian mainland and the Andaman-Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands for at least seven years.

CMS-01 will replace and enhance the services of GSAT-12, which was launched in 2011 with an expected mission life of eight years.
Published date : 19 Dec 2020 01:41PM

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