GSAT-29 placed in final geostationary orbit

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ISRO successfully placed the high throughput communication satellite GSAT-29 in its final geostationary orbit.

This was done after carrying out the final orbit raising operation by firing the liquid apogee motor engine for 207 seconds, the space agency said.

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s heavy-lift rocket GSLV-MkIII-D2 on November 14 successfully injected into orbit GSAT-29, intended to meet the communication needs of people in remote areas in the North East and Jammu and Kashmir.

Soon after the launch of the 3,423 kg satellite from Sriharikota, about 100 km from Chennai, scientists at the Master Control Facility at Hassan, Karnataka monitored it and engaged in orbit raising operations to enable it reach its final destination.

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