India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-12 launched

India marking yet another landmark into the world of technology as on Friday our latest communication satellite GSAT-12 onboard indigenous PSLV-C17 rocket was launched to the space from the spaceport in Sriharikota.

The rocket vanished into the sky in 4.48pm from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.PSLV-C17, is incurred with the most powerful configuration of ISRO workhouse. GSAT-12 was there in space 20 minutes later.

GSAT-12 would fatten the demand of various communication services including tele-education and tele-medicine. The most important work provided by GSLV -12 is it provides a support to disaster management, officials said.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) vision of sending 500 transponders by 2012, but its far behind as till GSAT-12, only 175 transponders have been successfully operated and is there in space.

ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan presented his thanks to the entire associate who generously worked for this project. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has also congratulated ISRO for this great achievement.

He added that we are planning for series of PSLV missions for launching several satellites.

The launch was witnessed by Union Minister of State PMO V Narayanasamy, Chhattisgarh Governor Shekar Dutt and scientists M G K Menon and U R Rao.

This is the third successful mission of ISRO this year. We wish them all the best.

India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-12 launched

Report by Kushal Kumar