GSAT-24 launched from French Guiana


GSAT-24, the 4,180 kg India’s 24-Ku band communication satellite, was successfuly launched by European Spoace Agency’s (ESA) Arian Rocket from Kourou in French Guiana early Thursday morning.

The satellite, with pan India coverage for meeting DTH application needs,was injected into the desired orbit along with Malaysian communication satellite MEASAT-3D by Ariane-V VA257 flight.

Arianspace said on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 06:50 pm local time (0320 hrs June 23, Indian Time today), the Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana (South America), successfully orbiting two geostationary telecommunication
satellites, MEASAT-3d and GSAT-24.

With this Ariane 5 mission, Arianespace is honored to support the ambitions of two key actors in the Asia-Pacific region: MEASAT, the leading Malaysian satellite operator and NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), a Government of India
company within the Department of Space (DOS) acting in concert with the Indian Space Agency ISRO.