ISRO to Launch GSAT-29 Communications Satellite on WednesdaySubject to weather conditions, India’s heavy-lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mk III) is set to put into orbit the communication satellite GSAT-29 tentatively on Wednesday, the Indian space agency said.

As stated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), it’ll be the second developmental flight of GSLV-Mk III rocket using a rated carrying capacity of four tonnes.

The rocket will take GSAT-29 weighing 3,423 kg (just over 3.4 tonnes) and sling it into Geo Transfer Orbit (GTO) just over 16 minutes into its flight.

Then the satellite is going to be increased to the final Geo Stationary Orbit (GSO) at a height of 36,000 kilometers from the ground.

With a design life of 10 years, the GSAT-29 satellite carries Ka/ Ku-band high throughput communication transponders intended to meet the communication requirements of users including those in remote places.

Additionally, many new technologies such as Q/V-band payload, data transmission through optical communication connection will be shown. This will help in realising future complex satellites, ISRO said.

The launching is subject to weather conditions as cyclone Gaja is predicted to cross the Tamil Nadu coast on November 15.

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