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India launches GSAT-9 communications satellite

India's GSLV Mark 2 rocket on Sept. 8 launched the INSAT-3DR advanced weather satellite into its planned geostationary transfer orbit. Credit: ISRO

India launched the GSAT-9 communications satellite this morning.

The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark 2 rocket lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 7:27 a.m.Eastern.

The Indian space agency ISRO declared the launch a success.

GSAT-9 carries 12 Ku-band transponders that India is offering to neighboring South Asian nations. [PTI]


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