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Isro's GSAT-30 Satellite Successfully Launched:- ISRO launched its high power communication satellite named GSAT-30 which is aimed for providing high-quality television and broadcasting services. It was successfully launched onboard Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana during the early hours of today. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) informed this in a statement. It blasted off from the Ariane Launch Complex in Kourou, a French territory located in the northeastern coast of South America at 2:35 am IST. “#GSAT30 successfully separated from the upper stage of #Ariane5 #VA251” Isro said in a tweet.
Confirming the successful launch, Arianespace CEO Stephane Isral tweeted, “A strong start to 2020 as #Ariane5 successfully deploys its two satellite passengers EUTELSAT KONNECT and GSAT-30 into geostationary transfer orbit! I appreciate the trust from the two customers on this mission: @Eutelsat_SA and @ISRO #VA251 #MissiontoSuccess". Isro's U R Rao Satellite Centre Director P Kunhikrishnan, who was present in Kourou, congratulated the ISRO community and the Arianespace team on the successful launch.
A strong start to 2020 as #Ariane5 successfully deploys its two satellite passengers – EUTELSAT KONNECT and GSAT-30 – into geostationary transfer orbit! I appreciate the trust from the two customers on this mission: @Eutelsat_SA and @ISRO #VA251 #MissiontoSuccess pic.twitter.com/bL2DG2fuem— Stéphane Israël (@arianespaceceo) January 16, 2020
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