Sriharikota, Dec 19: Indian Space Research Organisation on Wednesday launched GSAT 7A, a communication satellite along with its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk II) rocket.
The satellite was lifted off from the from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR in Sriharikota.
Later, the GSLVF11 successfully launched GSAT7A into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit.
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The 2,250-kg satellite with a maximum life of eight years will be for the use of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
The satellite is built to provide communication capability to the users in Ku-band over the Indian region.
The GSLV is a three-stage/engine rocket. The core of first stage is fired with solid fuel while the four strap-on motors by liquid fuel.
While the second and third stage is the liquid fuel and the cryogenic engine, respectively.
Earlier, India had sent up GSAT 7 or Rukmini, a communication satellite, for the Indian Navy.