India`s heaviest communication satellite (GSAT-10) was Wednesday placed in the geosynchronous orbit, about 36,000 km above the earth, the Indian space agency said.
ISRO scientists on Sunday carried out the first critical orbit raising manoeuvre as part of efforts to place India`s latest communication satellite GSAT-10 in its final orbit.
Weighing some 3,400 kg at lift-off, it is Indian Space Research Organisation`s 101st space mission.
India`s communication satellite GSAT-10, slated to be launched early today, will now be launched on September 29 following a technical problem on board Ariane 5 launcher.
A minor snag has delayed by five days to Sep 29 the launch of India`s heaviest communication satellite (GSAT-10) on board the European Ariane-5 rocket from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.
India`s latest communication satellite GSAT-10 is slated to be launched from Kourou in French Guiana on September 22.
India`s 3400-kg communication satellite GSAT-10 is now ready to be shipped to the spaceport at Kourou in French Guiana for launch by European space consortium Arianespace in two months.
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