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General News Isro's GSAT-15 Satellite Readied for Launch on Wednesday
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European space agency Arianespace is gearing up for the Tuesday evening launch of Indian communication satellite GSAT-15 and Arabsat-6B through its rocket Ariane 5 from the spaceport in French Guiana, the space agency said.

In a statement issued early Tuesday, Arianespace said it has delivered another Ariane 5 rocket to the launch zone at Europe's spaceport in French Guiana.

On Monday, the rocket rolled out from the launcher final assembly building to the launch pad and is scheduled for lift off during a 43-minute window that opens on November 10 at 6.34pm local time in French Guiana.

The rocket is scheduled to blast-off between 3.04am and 3.47am on November 11 as per Indian time.
The Indian satellite GSAT-15 is designed to deliver telecommunications services, along with dedicated navigation-aid and emergency services.

Built by the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), it will be the 19th payload launched by Arianespace for this customer - which is one of the world's six largest space agencies.

The Indian satellite with a design life of 12 years will have 24 Ku-band transponders (automatic receivers and transmitters of radio signals) and two GAGAN (GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation) transponders.

http://gadgets.ndtv.com/science/news/isr...day-763597

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Indian telecommunication satellite GSAT-15 was successfully launched on Tuesday evening by European space agency Arianespace’s rocket Ariane 5, the space agency said on Wednesday.

In a statement, Arianespace said it had successfully launched two telecommunication satellites – GSAT-15 and Arabsat-6B – for two customers, namely Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Arabsat. According to the global satellite launch company, the launch of the two satellites takes the total number of consecutive successful satellite launches to 69 for Ariane rocket.

The rocket blasted off with two satellites from the spaceport in French Guiana and completed the mission in around 43 minutes. GSAT-15 was the 19th satellite entrusted to Arianespace by ISRO – and the 18th built by ISRO. This productive relationship extends back to 1981 with the launch of the APPLE experimental satellite, and further underscores the strong collaboration France and India have set up in space.

“The launch is ISRO’s 19th mission with Arianespace. In the meantime, ISRO also has launched four French spacecraft using (India’s own) PSLV,” M. Annadurai, director of the ISRO Satellite Centre, was quoted as saying in the statement.

With a liftoff mass of approximately 3,160 kg, GSAT-15 is designed to provide telecommunications services as well as dedicated navigation-aid and emergency services across India. The Indian satellite with a design life of 12 years has 24 Ku-band transponders (automatic receivers and transmitters of radio signals) and two GAGAN (GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation) transponders.

While the new satellite expected to replace the transponder capacities of older satellites, ISRO is silent on the total number of satellite transponders it has under its fold-owned and leased.

http://www.bgr.in/news/indias-communicat...cessfully/

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