GSAT-15 to be launched on November 10 from French Guiana

In this photo tweeted by Arianespace GSAT-15 is shown during the integration process in French Guiana. The Indian satellite is first mated to a cone-shaped adapter (left) that will function as its interface with the Ariane5 rocket and moved into a protective container (right) for its transfer to the Spaceport’s Ariane5 Final Assembly Building.  

ISRO’s latest communication satellite GSAT-15 is all set to be launched on November 10, 2015 from French Guiana on board Ariane 5.

The Indian space agency, as part of augmenting telecommunication services, had earlier launched communication satellites GSAT-14 and GSAT-6, respectively.

GSAT-14 was launched in January 2014 while GSAT-6 on GSLV in August 2015.

“In its 10th mission, scientists at Arianespace recently integrated GSAT-15 satellite with the launcher (Ariane 5)”, Arianespace said in a statement.

Preparations for Arianespace’s sixth heavy-lift mission have advanced into payload integration phase with GSAT-15 satellite making its first contact with the launch vehicle, it said.

GSAT-15, developed by ISRO, would provide C and Ku band telecommunications and navigation services to India.

It will have a lift off mass of 3,164.5 kg.

“Flight VA227 (Ariane 5) is set for a November 10 lift off. It will mark Arianespace’s 10th launch this year”, it said.

GSAT-15 would be launched along with Arabsat6B, set up by the Arab League Intergovernmental Organisation. Arabsat will be launched to provide telecommunications and television broadcast services for Middle East and African region.

The mission life of GSAT-15 will be 12 years.

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