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State-of-the-art com­mu­ni­ca­tion satel­lite in or­bit

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In­dia’s heav­i­est and next gen­er­a­tion com­mu­ni­ca­tion satel­lite with high through­put GSAT-11 was put into or­bit by Ari­ane-5 rocket of Ari­anes­pace from French Guiana yes­ter­day, the In­dian space agency and Ari­anes­pace said.

Weigh­ing about 5,854 kg, GSAT-11 is the heav­i­est satel­lite built by ISRO.

GSAT-11 is the fore-run­ner in the se­ries of ad­vanced com­mu­ni­ca­tion satel­lites with multi-spot beam an­tenna cov­er­age over the­coun­try, the In­dian Space Re­search Or­gan­i­sa­tion (Isro) said.

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