The GSAT-8, carrying 24 Ku-band transponders used in DTH services and the first Indian satellite navigation system, Gagan, that will help the country's aviation sector with improvement in GPS facility, will be launched in the Ariane 5 vehicle from Kourou in French Guiana on May 20.

All tests and review of the satellite, weighing 3,120 kg, will be performed on June 1, Indian Space Research Organisation chairman K. Radhakrishnan said here on Saturday.

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