India successfully launches communication satellite GSAT-31

By Xappie Desk, February 06, 2019 09:31 IST

India successfully launches communication satellite GSAT-31

India’s communication satellite GSAT-31 was successfully launched by European launch services provider- Arianespace’s rocket from French Guiana.
 
The GSAT-31 is a “high power” communication satellite with Ku-band, and it is going to serve and replace some of the satellites that are going to expire soon.
 
The Ariane-5 vehicle also carried Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4 along with GSAT-31.
 
GSAT-31 separated from the Ariane-5 in an elliptical Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit with a perigee of 250 km and an apogee (farthest point to Earth) of 35,850 km, inclined at an angle of 3.0 degree to the equator, ISRO said in a release after the launch.


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