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ISRO launches GSAT 7A to enhance the communication infrastructure

ISRO launches GSAT 7A to enhance the communication infrastructure

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on 19 Dec launched the country’s newest satellite GSAT-7A, which will give a boost to the defense forces’ communication capabilities, from Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota.

The satellite was carried by the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-F11 (GSLV-F11), ISRO’s 35th communication satellite and the 13th flight of the GSLV rocket to orbit.

All you need to know about GSAT 7A

According to reports, GSAT-7A has been built exclusively for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Army and will add to the forces’ communication capabilities.

The satellite will allow IAF to interlink its ground radar stations, airbases and airborne early warning and control (AWACS) aircraft, and reduce the reliance on on-ground control stations for drones.

The Indian Army which does not have its own dedicated satellite will be using 30 per cent of GSAT-7A, as it waits for its own GSAT-7B which is expected to be built soon.

The mission life of the GSAT-7A, built by the ISRO, is eight years. It will provide communication capability to users in Ku-band over the Indian region.

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