Reportedly the indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said India's high power communication satellite GSAT-30, aimed at providing high-quality television, telecommunications and broadcasting services, was successfully launched on board Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana in the early hours of Friday. Furthermore blasting off from the Ariane Launch Complex in Kourou, a French territory located in northeastern coast of south America at 2:35 am, european space consortium Arianespace's Ariane 5 vehicle injected GSAT-30 into the orbit in a flawless flight lasting about 38 minutes.
Furthermore confirming the successful launch, Arianespace CEO Stephane israel tweeted: "A strong start to 2020 as Ariane 5 successfully deploys its two satellite passengers EUTELSAT KONNECT and GSAT-30 into geostationary transfer orbit! I appreciate the trust from the two customers on this mission: @Eutelsat_SA and @ISRO #VA251 #MissiontoSuccess." The tweet mentioned Eutelsat satellite operator and ISRO.
Apparently GSAT-30 is to serve as replacement to the "aging" INSAT-4A spacecraft services with enhanced coverage, isro has said, adding the satellite provides indian mainland and islands coverage in Ku-band and extended coverage in C-band covering gulf countries, a large number of Asian countries and Australia. Perhaps with a mission life of 15 years, GSAT-30 is an operational communication satellite for DTH, television uplink and VSAT services.