India’s communication satellite CMS-01 was successfully launched by PSLV-C50
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Achievements of Indians in Sci & Tech
- India’s communication satellite CMS-01 was successfully launched by PSLV-C50 recently from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.
- CMS-01 is envisaged to provide services in the extended-C Band of the frequency spectrum that will cover the Indian mainland, the Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands.
- It provides services like tele-education, tele-medicine, disaster management support and Satellite Internet access.
- It was India’s 42nd communication satellite with a mission life of over seven years.
- The satellite will be placed in the specified slot in the geosynchronous orbit.
- Subsequently, it will function as the continuation of GSAT11 launched 11 years back.
- PSLV-C50 is the 52nd flight of PSLV and 22nd flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration (with 6 strap-on motors).