ISRO to Launch GSAT-29 Communications Satellite on WednesdaySubject to weather conditions, India’s heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mk III) is set to Enter orbit That the communication satellite GSAT-29 tentatively on Wednesday, the Indian space agency said.

As stated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), it will be the second developmental flight of GSLV-Mk III rocket using a rated carrying capacity of four tonnes.

The rocket will take GSAT-29 weighing 3,423 kg (just over 3.4 tonnes) and sling it into Geo Transfer Orbit (GTO) just over 16 minutes into its flight.

Subsequently the satellite is going to be lifted to the closing Geo Stationary Orbit (GSO) at a height of 36,000 km from the earth.

With a design life of 10 decades, the GSAT-29 satellite includes Ka/ Ku-band high throughput communication transponders intended to meet the communication requirements of consumers such as those in remote places.

Additionally, many new technologies like Q/V-band payload, data transmission via optical communication connection will be demonstrated. This will help in realising future advanced satellites, ISRO said.

The launching is subject to weather conditions since cyclone Gaja is predicted to cross the Tamil Nadu coast on November 15.

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