Chennai, July 15: India’s latest communication satellite, the G-SAT 12, will be launched today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) in Sriharikota.
The satellite will be launched using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) with the lift-off window scheduled between 4:48 p.m. and 5:08 p.m.
The satellite will help users in the fields of tele-medicine, tele-education, communication and weather forecasting.
The GSAT-12, has 12 Extended C-band transponders and weighs 1410 kgs. It has an expected mission life of seven years.
The ISRO is using the most powerful version of PSLV configuration for this mission. The launch vehicle has four stages of alternate solid and liquid propulsion systems, All India Radio reported.
This is the second time such a powerful configuration had been deployed, after it was used to put Chandrayaan-I into orbit in 2008.
Two more launches of the PSLV are expected later this year. (ANI)