GSAT-7 satellite placed in geosynchronous orbit
Sep 04 2013 , Bangalore
Indian Space Research Organisation successfully completed the last of the three orbit-raising manoeuvres commanded from ISRO's Master Control Facility at Hassan in Karnataka yesterday, the space agency said in a statement.
The communication antennae of GSAT-7, including the UHF Helix antenna, were deployed successfully. Following this, GSAT-7 was put in its final orbital configuration and stabilised on its three-axis by the momentum wheels.
The GSAT-7 would reach its assigned orbital slot of 74 degree east longitude in the geostationary orbit within the next 10 days, the Bangalore-headquartered ISRO said.
On September 14, the communication transponders in UHF, S, C and Ku bands are planned to be switched on, it said.