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GSAT-8 placed in geosynchronous orbit

GSAT-8 is presently located at 47 degree East longitude and is being moved towards 55 degree East.

Orbit of GSAT-8 satellite raised further

GSAT-8 perigee has been raised to 32,385 km, the apogee height remains at 35,768 km.

Orbit raising operation of GSAT-8 conducted successfully

The first critical orbit-raising manoeuvre of GSAT-8 was successfully conducted on Sunday.

GSAT-8 successfully launched

GSAT-8 was injected into space by European launcher Arianespace`s Ariane 5 rocket.

GSAT-8 to be launched on May 21

GSAT-8 would be launched on board Ariane-V rocket at 0208 hours (IST) on May 21.

ESA to launch Indian satellite on May 20

ESA Arianespace will launch India`s heavy geo-stationary satellite (GSAT-8) on May 20.

GSAT-8 enters final phase of integration with Ariane rocket

India`s latest communication satellite GSAT-8 is in final phase of integration with Ariane 5 rocket.