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Arianespace + ISRO... The 15th Is Booked (Launch)

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  1. hotstud69

    hotstud69 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Arianespace to launch GSAT 10 for India
    Evry, August 5, 2010

    The Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO, has once again chosen Arianespace, this time to launch its GSAT 10 communications satellite.

    The launch is slated for the first quarter of 2012, using an Ariane 5 from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport, in Kourou, French Guiana.

    15th ISRO contract

    GSAT 10 will be the 15th ISRO satellite to use the European launcher. Starting with the Apple experimental satellite on Flight L03 in 1981, Arianespace has orbited 13 Indian satellites to date. Arianespace has another Indian satellite in its order book, INSAT 4G (GSAT-8).

    Telecommunications services for India

    GSAT 10 is designed, assembled and integrated by ISRO. Weighing about 3,425 kg. at launch, it has payloads for communications, navigation and broadcasting (DTH). Positioned at 83 degrees East, its primary payload comprises 12 Ku-band transponders, 12 C-band and 12 Extended C-band transponders. GSAT 10 coverage zone will include the entire Indian sub-continent. The satellite’s design life exceeds 15 years.

    Loyalty and confidence

    Commenting on this latest selection, Arianespace Chairman and CEO Jean-Yves Le Gall said: “I would like to thank the prestigious Indian space agency for their confidence in Arianespace, stretching back over almost 30 years. This will be our 15th contract with ISRO and will provide further recognition of the top-quality launch Service & Solutions offered by Arianespace.â€￾


    Arianespace - Press Release - Arianespace to launch GSAT 10 for India
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    dont we have capability to launch a payload of 3500 kg payload?
     
  3. gowthamraj

    gowthamraj Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    ^ ya until GSLV mark 3 came
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    i think maiden flight is scheduled to take place in 2011
     
  5. gowthamraj

    gowthamraj Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    But not yet cryogenic engine tested???
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    i think we still have the Russian stock with us
     
  7. gowthamraj

    gowthamraj Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Only two remaining and that also finished in this year
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    any idea when will b cryogenic engine tested
     
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