GSAT-9 on its way to its space home

BENGALURU : India’s latest Communication satellite, GSAT-9, dedicated to the South Asian region is well on its way to reach its space home in geostationary orbit.
According to ISRO the third orbit raising operation of South Asia Satellite has been successfully carried out by LAM Engine firing for 445.8 seconds early this morning.
Spacecraft controllers at the Master Control facility at Hassan in Karnataka, also carried out deployment of East and West reflectors successfully today.
The 2230 kg South Asia Satellite GSAT-9 was launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) by Indian launcher GSLV-F09 on May five.
It was the 11th flight of India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) and its fourth consecutive flight with the indigenous Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS).
The vehicle is designed to inject 2-2.5 ton class of satellites into GTO.


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