India's communication satellite GSAT-24 will be launched by Arianespace from Kourou in French Guiana on June 22, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said in a mission status update on Tuesday.
"New Space India Limited (NSIL), a Government of India company under the Department of Space (DoS), is undertaking GSAT-24 satellite mission as its 1st Demand Driven mission post space reforms", the Bengaluru-headquartered space agency said.
GSAT-24 is a 24-Ku band communication satellite weighing 4,180 kg with pan-India coverage for meeting DTH application needs. NSIL has leased the entire satellite capacity to Tata Play, an ISRO statement said.
After completing assembly, integration, and environmental tests, the GSAT-24 satellite was cleared by the PSR (Pre-Shipment Review) committee on May 2.
On May 18, the satellite and its supporting equipment were flown to Kourou, French Guiana, aboard a C-17 Globemaster.
The satellite is currently undergoing health and performance checks at clean room facilities in French Guiana as part of the launch campaign.
Credit: India Today
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