India’s 42nd communications satellite will launch today

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India’s 42nd communications satellite will launch today

The launch of India’s 42nd communications satellite by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be ready by03:41 pm after the completion of the fuelling process. This will be Isro’s  second launch during the Covid-19 pandemic

India’s workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in its 52nd flight will put in orbit as the 42nd communications satellite which is going to coverthe entire country for disaster management and satellite internet connection.

The satellite is named as CMS-01 and it will be the first in a new series of communication satellites by India after the INSAT and the GSAT series. This will replace the current GSAT-12 in the orbit, which was launched in 2011.

Before the pandemic, India was only able to complete one satellite mission—GSAT-30—this year in January, launched by the international launcher Arianespace from Kourou, French Guiana.

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