Isro’s successfully launched GSAT-18


BENGALURU: India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-18 was on Thursday successfully launched by a heavy duty rocket of Arianespace from the spaceport ofKourou in French Guiana.
The launch was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but deferred by 24 hours owing to unfavourable weather conditions at Kourou, a French territory located in northeastern coast of South America.
GSAT-18, built by the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), aims at providing telecommunications services for the country by strengthening Isro‘s current fleet of 14 operational telecommunication satellites.
With the weather being clear today, the European launcher Ariane-5 VA-231

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