Many of us have weak TV and mobile signals. This time India is launching a state-of-the-art CMS-01 satellite to solve this problem. ISRO has said that the 25-hour long countdown is nearing completion after the satellite was launched on the PSLV-C50 rocket.
The satellite will be launched from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota, 120 km from Chennai, at 3.41 pm on Thursday. However the satellite launch will depend on the weather.
According to ISRO, the countdown of PSLV-CMS-10 mission started at Satish Dhawan Space Center around 2.30 pm on Wednesday.
CMS-10 (formerly GSAT-12R) is ISRO's 42nd communications satellite and will serve the extended C band of the frequency spectrum, covering the Indian subcontinent, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Lakshadweep Islands.
Traveling alone as a payload on the PSLV-C50 mission will significantly improve CMS-01 satellite telecommunication services, according to ISRO.
With the help of this, the image quality of TV channels will be improved and the government will get help in tele-education, tele-medicine more and disaster management. The satellite will replace the GSAT-2 telecommunications satellite launched in 2011. CMS-01 will work for the next seven years.
Incidentally, this is the second mission since ISRO's first mission was launched last month due to the corona infection.
CMS-10 will be installed in the most distant orbit of the Earth, the highest or in other words, the most remote point in the Earth's orbit 42,174 km. Once in orbit, the satellite will orbit the earth at the same speed.