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GSAT-17 launched successfully onboard Ariane space rocket from French Guiana

This is the third satellite launch by ISRO this month, the other two being first developmental flight of GSLV MkIII and PSLV C-38 missions. (Representative image) Photograph: (ANI)

PTI Bengaluru, Karnataka, India Jun 28, 2017, 10.59 PM (IST)

 India's latest communication satellite GSAT-17 was successfully launched onboard Ariane space rocket from Kourou in French Guiana.

GSAT-17 with a lift-off mass of about 3,477 kg carries payloads in normal C-band, extended C-band and S-band to provide various communication services.

It also carries equipment for meteorological data relay and satellite based search and rescue services being provided by earlier INSAT satellites, the space agency said.

This is the third satellite launch by ISRO this month, the other two being first developmental flight of GSLV MkIII and PSLV C-38 missions -- both from Sriharikota spaceport.

The mission from liftoff to deployment of the two satellites into Geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) is expected to take about 39 minutes.

(PTI)

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