21 December 2008

W2M Satellite Launched

Another achievement by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) as the satellite "W2M" was successfully launched Sunday morning at Kourou in French Guyana.

Ariane - 5 before launch

Ariane-5 (rocket) was launched on sunday bearing two satellites, "W2M and Hot Bird 9". The space craft W2M, weighing 3463 kg was built by ISRO. This is the heaviest satellite ever built by ISRO and its capable of operating over 15 years. W2M is a communication satellite built on a commercial basis in partnership with EADS-Astrium of Europe.


Kavin said...

What is the use of the satellite??? its purpose???

Inchara Prakash said...

Its for the communication purpose.. Not for India..India built it for the European countries..

Anonymous said...

W2M bus develops problems. god save ISRO/India

Bangalore, India (PTI) Dec 12, 2008
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has set itself one more milestone to achieve, that of launching the 'W2M satellite', a communication satellite developed by the agency, from French Guyana on December 20.

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