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Isro all set to launch South Asia Satellite today; countdown begins

The satellite will go a long way in addressing the region's economic priorities, said PM on Saturday

IANS  |  Chennai 

A 28-hour countdown for the Friday launch of the South Asia Satellite or GSAT-9 commenced on Thursday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced. According to ISRO, the countdown began at 12.57 p.m. The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mk II) carrying the GSAT-9 is expected to blast off from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The GSAT-9 is being launched with an objective to provide different communication applications in Ku-band with coverage over South Asian countries, the ISRO stated. On ...

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First Published: Fri, May 05 2017. 04:58 IST
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