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India’s communication satellite CMS-01 was successfully launched by PSLV-C50

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  • December 19, 2020
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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

In news

  • India’s communication satellite CMS-01 was successfully launched by PSLV-C50 recently from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.

Key takeaways

  • 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).

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