ISRO to launch communication satellite to give more power to forces

New Delhi, Dec 19: The Indian Space Research Organisation will launch the country's newest satellite GSAT-7A, which will give a boost to the defence forces' communication capabilities, onboard Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle GSLV-F11 from Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota on Wednesday.It is believed that the 2,250-kilogram geostationary communication satellite will give a boost to the Defence forces' communication capabilities.  GSLV-F11 carrying 2,250kg GSAT-7A is scheduled to lift-off at 4.10 pm on Wednesday from the second launch pad at the spaceport of Sriharikota, situated about 110 km from Chennai. The mission life of the GSAT-7A, built by the Indian Space Research Organisation, is eight years. It will provide communication capability to users in Ku-band over the Indian region, the space agency said.This heavyweight communication satellite will provide vital data for hi-tech communication in strategic fields.