A communication satellite would be launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today, this will be a major asset to the Indian military and would strengthen the India Air Force (IAF).
The 2250 kilogram satellite takes off from Sriharikota this evening using the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk II. The satellite helps with connecting and flying devices in remote parts of India.
This is designed to suite the specifications and is dedicated to the only use of Indian Air Force . Until now the IAF was using foreign satellites that are prone to snooping and monitoring.
The GSAT-7A along with GSAT-7 and GSAT-6 will now form a band for communication for our security forces.
The satellite will be launched in the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk II, which is indigenous designed and operates cryogenic fuel. This is the 13th test for this rocket.
This is the 17th mission for ISRO this year, and the 69th rocket launch from Sriharikota.