GSAT-29 satellite pushed higher into orbit: ISRO

Chennai: India’s latest communication satellite GSat-29 was successfully pushed up to its intended orbit during its third orbit raising activity, said a top official of ISRO on Saturday.

Speaking to IANS, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said: “The GSat-29 satellite orbit was raised successfully. There will be no more orbit raising activity. The satellite will drift gently to its final position.”

He said the satellite’s antennas were deployed.

“Everything is fine with the satellite,” said a happy sounding Sivan.