All the 11 transponders of India`s advanced multiband communication satellite (GSAT-7) have been switched on and are performing well, the space agency said late Wednesday.
India`s first `military` satellite was Wednesday put into the geosynchronous orbit, about 36,000 km above the earth, five days after it was launched Aug 30 onboard an European rocket from Kourou in French Guiana off the Pacific coast.
GSAT-7 is India`s first dedicated spacecraft for Defence applications.
European space consortium Arianespace, which orbited India`s advanced weather spacecraft INSAT-3D early today, is getting ready to launch another satellite of the country, GSAT-7, in a month`s time.
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