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NEWS IMPULSE – GEOSYNCHRONOUS TRANSFER ORBIT (GTO) | 19 DECEMBER

Syllabus section: science and tech

 

Why in News?

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro)'s PSLV-C50 lifted off from the Sriharikota spaceport near Chennai, and successfully placed India's 42nd communications satellite CMS-01 (formerly GSAT-12R) into orbit 20 minutes after lift-off.

About:

  • It is a communications satellite envisaged for providing services in extended C Band of the frequency spectrum and its coverage will include the Indian mainland and the Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands.
  • The satellite is expected to have a life of over seven years.
  • A satellite destined for a GSO is usually being put into a GTO by its launch vehicle using the launch vehicle's high-thrust engines first, then the satellite moves from GTO into GSO using its own (usually very efficient, but low-thrust) engines.
  • CMS-01 (formerly known as GSAT-12R [6]) is communication satellite designed and developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation. This satellite is replacement of aging GSAT-12.
  • This satellite was successfully launched by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle XL C50 on 17 December 2020.

 

 

Source: All India Radio

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