ISRO’s Communication satellite placed in orbit
The Indian space research organisation made its second successful mission of the year by launching country’s 42nd communication satellite CMS-01. PSLV-C50 carrying CMS-01 took off into the space over Sriharikota at 3:41pm on Thursday.
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PSLV-C50 successfully placed country’s CMS-01 satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit. CMS – 01 is India’s 42nd communication satellite. It will replace GSAT– 12 satellite launched in 2011. It will provide telecom services in the Extended-C band of the frequency spectrum. Extended-C bandcoverage will include Indian mainland Andaman-Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands. this mission will go on for seven years.
The previous launch of PSLV – C 49 which placed all-weather earth amazing satellites EOS – 01 and nine other foreign satellite in the orbit on November 7.
The next launch PSLV – C 51 will be the 1st to carry satellite ‘Anand’ belonging to the space technology start-up pixel and two others ‘Satish’ by spaceKidz India and Univsat by University Consortium.
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