|gsat 12 communication satellite|
|sdsc pslv c 17 sriharikota|
the best part of this launch is that, it was completely indigenous and no other foreign technology has been used. this was launched by satish dhavan space center from sriharikota.this was the 18th successful launch of PSLV (polar satellite launch vehicle). this satellite GSAT 12 is a communication satellite.
"PSLV-C17 launch has been a success," ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan said. "We have achieved an orbit just 8 km away from the one planned. In the next half an hour we will get information on the health of the satellite."
GSAT-12, weighing 1,410 kg at lift-off, is configured to meet the country's growing demand for transponders in a short turnaround time. It will boost television broadcasting and various other communication services like tele-education, telemedicine and village resource centres.
V. Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, said: "I am extremely happy (at the successful launch). I am coming here for the second time, and it is a second successful launch. On behalf of the prime minister, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi , I congratulate the ISRO scientists for the wonderful performance." He was speaking after the PSLV blasted off successfully at 4.48 p.m. carrying the 1,410 kg GSAT-12 satellite from the spaceport here.