GSAT-11 Could Be Last Indian Satellite To Be Launched By A Foreign Rocket


If things pan out as intended, the 5.7-tonne GSAT-11 will be most probably the last heavy Indian satellite to be launched by a foreign space agency, according to K. Sivan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

The GSAT-11 communication satellite will be launched by Arianespace’s Ariane rocket soon.

“We are working on a dual concept: Increasing the carrying capacity of our heaviest rocket — the 640-tonne Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mk III (GSLV Mk III) to six tonnes — while producing high throughput and lower weight communication satellites,” said Sivan. Read More…

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