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April 6th, 2011
India Ready to Put Navigation Satellite in Orbit

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India is really close to putting a new navigation satellite in orbit. The multi purpose satellite will be carried into orbit on an Ariane 5 mission from the French Guiana – which should be on May 11th if all goes well. The satellite is called GSAT-8 and will weigh 3150kg and have a payload power equaling 5300 Watts. It carries 18 Ku-band transponders for various communication tasks but also carries GPS aided Geo Augmented Navigation payload – also known as GAGAN. Read More