GSAT-14 orbit raised again

By Indo Asian News Service | Thursday, January 09, 2014 | 2:30:03 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) The Indian space agency Thursday successfully completed the orbit-raising activity of its communication satellite G-SAT14 for a third time since it was put in orbit Jan 5.

Chennai, Jan 9 (IANS) The Indian space agency Thursday successfully completed the orbit-raising activity of its communication satellite G-SAT14 for a third time since it was put in orbit Jan 5.

According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the third orbit-raising activity of GSAT-14 was completed, firing the satellite's onboard motors.

ISRO on its Facebook page said that as per initial data, the orbit of GSAT-14 is 35,462 km perigee (nearest point from earth) and 35,741 km apogee (farthest point from earth).

The cuboid-shaped Rs.145-crore GSAT-14 is India's 23rd geostationary satellite built by ISRO. It has a life span of 12 years.

It carries six extended C-band and Ku-band transponders (receivers and transmitters of signals), and two Ka-band beacons. The satellite will be used for telemedicine and tele-education services.

The GSAT-14 was launched Jan 5 evening from the rocket port in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, around 80 km from here.

The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) used to launch this satellite also flight-tested successfully the indigenously developed cryogenic engine.

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