Satellite GSAT-17 to be launched on 29th june
Another Satellite is ready for the blasting .GSAT 17 is an Indian communication satellite which is going to be blasted off on 29th june,thursday(tomorrow) at 2:29hrs IST .This is going to be launched from the space port at Guiana in French.This will be the fourth launch of the heavy lift Ariane 5 rocket in 2017, and the third satellite launch for ISRO in June 2017.Satellite weighs about 3425 kgs. Count down has started today for the launch of the satellite GSAT 17.Actually there is the shortage of transponders.It will carry 24 C-band, 2 lower C-band, 12 upper C-band, 2 CxS (C-band up/S-band down), and 2 SxC (S-band up/C-band down) transponders. It will additionally carry a dedicated transponder for data relay (DRT) and search-and-rescue (SAR) services.This Satellite will provide services for 15 years.
Rocket : Ariane -5ECA ,VA238.
Manufacturer :ISRO and operated by INSAT
Type of satellite :communication