Korou spaceport in French Guniana saw hectic activity with the launch of Ariane-5 rocket. This launch has special significance for India, as it successfully carried India’s next-gen GSAT-15 satellite into orbit.
GSAT-15 is a on a geosynchronous orbit of the Earth, synchronised to India. Weighing in at 3.164 Tons, the satellite has 24 communication transponders in Ku-band.
According to ISRO Director M. Annadurai, “ GSAT-15 satellite signal has been acquired by Master Control Facility at Hassan (in Karnataka, India). The initialisation commands are in process and the satellite health is hail and healthy.”