Bengaluru: Arianespace's heavy lift Ariane 5 will launch Indian communication satellite GSAT-17 on June 28.The 3.4 tonne satellite would be a co...
Bengaluru: Arianespace's heavy lift Ariane 5 will launch Indian communication satellite GSAT-17 on June 28.
4 tonne satellite would be a co passenger of Ariane 5 along with Hellas Sat 3 - Inmarsat S EAN multi-mission relay satellite for Inmarsat and Hellas-Sat.
GSAT-17 has been undergoing ground-based checkout activity, including the deployment of its solar panels and antenna reflectors in the European Space Agency Spaceport’s S5 payload preparation facility’s S5C large clean room hall in French Guyana.
The foreign launch would be among the last few planned by ISRO with the successful launch on June 5 of the next generation GSLV-MkIII-D1 which hurled into the space successfully 3.