Sunday, December 21, 2008

W2M satellite has been launched

Today W2M satellite has been launched from Kourou spaceport, French Guiana. The satellite has been built by ISRO for the European satellite operator(Eutelsat) for 80 million USD. W2M is a communication satellite and it carries 32 Ku-band transponders for telecommunications and broadcasting services over Europe, Middle East and North Africa. It weighs 3462 kg and is the heaviest developed by ISRO.

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