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GSAT-2 reaches final geo-stationary orbit

Fakir Chand in Bangalore | May 20, 2003 16:21 IST

GSAT-2, the second experimental satellite of the Indian Space Research Organisation, was placed in its final geo-stationary orbital slot at 48 degree East longitude on Monday night.

According to ISRO sources in Bangalore, the payloads comprising four C-band transponders, two Ku-band transponders and a mobile satellite service payload will be tested out in the coming weeks.

The satellite carries four experimental payloads --- total radiation dose monitor, surface charge monitor, solar X-ray spectrometer, and coherent radio beacon experiment.

The Master Control Facility of ISRO at Hassan in Karnataka carried out the final orbital manoeuvres. An ISRO spokesman said the satellite was pushed into its final position by firing 10 on board motors.

The 1.8 tonne satellite was launched by the geo-synchronous satellite launch vehicle on May 8 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

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Hats off to our scientists !!! ISRO can be a money spinner for the Govt.of India by launching foreign satellites through its vehicles in near ...

Posted by Vijender

Sub: Proud to be an Indian...

Even though the developed countries(USA,France) refused the technology for GSLV, our scientists are capable of inventing them. So we should proud to be an Indian.

Posted by Jayachandran K M

Sub: Kudos to ISRO

Congratulations to ISRO for making it a huge success. The world would be waiting to watch more of our strength.

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Sub: Now we need to launch spy satellites

Now's the time to actively pursue development and deployment of spy satellites, to make our armed forces better informed about enemy misadventures, specially our neighbours. ...

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To all the people behind this achievement. I sincerely wish them all the best and best of best. I reckon, GSLV needed cryogenic engine which ...

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