Kourou, French Guiana (SPX) Apr 05, 2011
A dual-purpose Indian satellite to be orbited on another of Arianespace's Ariane 5 missions during 2011 arrived in French Guiana today.
GSAT-8 - which also is known by the INSAT-4G designation - was delivered to Rochambeau International Airport near the capital city of Cayenne, arriving aboard a chartered Antonov An-124 cargo jetliner.
This satellite is fitted with 18 Ku-band transponders for telecommunications duties, and also carries a navigation payload called GAGAN (GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation).
GSAT-8 will have a liftoff mass of 3,150 kg. and is designed for a mission life of 12 years. Operating with a payload power of 5,300 Watts, the satellite will be located at an orbital position of 55 deg. East longitude following its deployment by Ariane 5.
The GSAT-8 platform will be launched along with ST-2, a spacecraft for the ST-2 Satellite Ventures Pte Ltd. joint venture of Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (SingTel) and Chunghwa Telecom Company Ltd.
Share This Article With Planet Earth
Launch Pad at Space-Travel.com
Arianespace Flight VA201: Interruption Of The Countdown
Kourou, French Guiana (SPX) Apr 01, 2011
In the last seconds of Ariane Flight VA201's launch countdown as the Vulcain cryogenic main stage engine was being ignited, the checkout process detected an anomaly on the launcher, interrupting the final countdown. The Ariane 5 launcher and payload immediately switched to a safe mode. Data analysis is underway to determine the cause of the anomaly, and in parallel, the launcher will ... read more
India's GSAT-8 Delivered To French Guiana|
Mitsubishi Electric's ST-2 Satellite Arrives In French Guiana
SpaceX unveils heavy launcher
Jugnu Set To Go Into Space In June
Next Mars Rover Nears Completion
Mars In Spain
Study Of 'Ruiz Garcia' Rock Completed
Next Mars Rover Gets A Test Taste Of Mars Conditions
NASA Announces Winners Of 18th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race
84 Teams To Compete In NASA Great Moonbuggy Race
A New View Of Moon
Super Full Moon
Later, Uranus: New Horizons Passes Another Planetary Milestone
Can WISE Find The Hypothetical Tyche In Distant Oort Cloud
Theory: Solar system has another planet
Launch Plus Five Years: A Ways Traveled, A Ways To Go
White Dwarfs Could Be Fertile Ground For Other Earths
NASA Announces 2011 Carl Sagan Fellows
Report Identifies Priorities For Planetary Science 2013-2022
Planetary Society Statement On Planetary Science Decadal Survey For 2013-2022
100-Year Starship Study Strategic Planning Workshop Held
NASA Test Stand Passes Review For Next-Generation Rocket Engine Testing
TEXUS 49 Lifts Off With Four German Experiments On Board
A Reusable Manned Deep - Space Craft
What Future for Chang'e-2
China setting up new rocket production base
China's Tiangong-1 To Be Launched By Modified Long March II-F Rocket
China Expects To Launch Fifth Lunar Probe Chang'e-5 In 2017
Newly Discovered Asteroid Is Earth's Companion
Dawn Keeps Rolling Along
Vesta: Asteroid or planet?
Frozen Comet Had A Watery Past
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement|