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ISRO to launch communication satellite tv for pc CMS-01 on Dec 17

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(IANS) India will launch a communication satellite tv for pc CMS-01, previously named GSAT-12R, on December 17 night, utilizing its Polar Satellite tv for pc Launch Car (PSLV) rocket’s XL variant numbered as PSLV-C50, the Indian area company stated on Friday.

Based on the Indian Area Analysis Organisation (ISRO), the PSLV-C50 rocket carrying CMS-01 is tentatively scheduled to blast off at 3.41 p.m. on December 17 from the second launch pad on the rocket port in Sriharikota.

The launch is topic to climate situations, the ISRO added.

CMS-01 is a communication satellite tv for pc envisaged for offering providers in Prolonged-C Band of the frequency spectrum, which can embody the Indian mainland, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands.

The forty second communication satellite tv for pc of India, it’s going to have a mission lifetime of seven years.

The 44-metre-high 4 staged/engine PSLV-C50 is the twenty second flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration (with six strap-on motors hugging the primary stage).

The PSLV in regular configuration is a 4 stage/engine expendable rocket powered by stable and liquid fuels alternatively with six booster motors strapped on to the primary stage to present increased thrust in the course of the preliminary flight moments.

The Indian area company has PSLV variants with two and 4 strap-on motors, bigger PSLV-XL and the Core Alone variant with none strap-on motors.

The selection of the rocket for use for a mission is determined by the load of the satellite tv for pc and the orbit the place the satellite tv for pc must be orbited.

About 20 minutes into its flight, PSLV-C50 will eject CMS-01 into geosynchronous switch orbit (GTO) and from there, the satellite tv for pc will likely be taken up and positioned at geosynchronous stationary orbit.

The CMS-01 will likely be a substitute for GSAT-12 that weighed 1,410 kg and was launched on July 11, 2011 with a mission lifetime of eight years.

ISRO Chairman Okay. Sivan had earlier stated the PSLV-C50 rocket will likely be adopted by the launch of latest small rocket Small Satellite tv for pc Launch Car (SSLV) carrying EOS-02 (Earth Commentary Satellite tv for pc), and Geosynchronous Satellite tv for pc Launch Car-F10 (GSLV) carrying EOS-3.

The opposite Indian satellites which might be prepared for launch are GISAT and Microsat-2A.

The launch of the GISAT-1 satellite tv for pc slated for March 5 this yr was postponed as a consequence of technical causes a day earlier than the launch.

The GISAT-1 satellite tv for pc will likely be carried by a GSLV rocket. The GSLV rocket was dismantled after the launch was known as off, and is being refurbished. The rocket’s cryogenic engine has been introduced down and it’s being readied once more.

The GSLV carrying GISAT-1 is anticipated to fly after PSLV C50.

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