European Ariane 5 rocket from
the spaceport of Kourou in French
Engineers halted the launch with
just seven minutes to go..because
there was in problem in launchpad.
India’s indigeneously communication satellite, built by the
ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore is ready and the countdo-
wn has started today and the launch will likely to take place
anytimebetween 3.55 a.m. and 4.28 a.m. on Sunday(11 Mar).
INSAT-4B the second in the series after the INSAT-4(above) will
be launced with the help of Ariane-5 vehicle of Arianespace
from Kourou, French Guyana .
The 3,025 kg INSAT-4B is carrying 12 high power Ku-band
(11-14 GHz) transponders and 12 C-band (4-6 GHz) transp-
onders which will help in providing DTH(Direct to home) tel-
evision services in India.
The satellite has 24 high-power communication transponders.
Kourou in French Guyana.The satellite, which weighs 3,025 k-
g, will last 12 years.
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