GSAT-8 to be launched on May 21

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 21:06

India`s advanced communication satellite GSAT-8 would be launched on May 21 from Kourou in French Guiana by the European space consortium Arianespace.

"All the pre-launch activities are progressing satisfactorily," Bangalore-headquartered Indian Space Research Organisation said in a statement today.
GSAT-8 would be launched on board Ariane-V rocket at 0208 hours (IST) on May 21.
The launch was originally scheduled for May 20 but waspostponed by a day due to certain additional inspection that had been taken up by Arianespace, ISRO said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 21:06

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