GSAT-10 Orbit raised further

Bangalore: ISRO on Monday carried out the second and penultimate orbit raising exercise as part of the measures to place India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-10 in its final geostationary orbit.

The orbit raising operation was carried out by firing the onboard Liquid Apogee Motor for nearly 38 minutes, an Indian Space Research Organisation statement said here.

The final orbit-raising manoeuvre would be undertaken on October 3, followed by deployment of the two solar panels and the two dual gridded reflectors of the satellite, it said.

GSAT-10, meant to augment telecommunication, Direct-To-Home broadcasting and radio navigation services in the country by adding 30 more to the much-in-demand transponder capacity, was launched on September 29 on board Ariane-5 rocket from Kourou in French Guyana.