Isro launches India’s 42nd communication satellite CMS-01

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News: Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) has launched the country’s 42nd communication satellite named CMS-01.

Facts:

  • CMS-01: It is a communication satellite launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) on board the PSLV-C50.This satellite is a replacement of GSAT-12.
  • It is envisaged to provide services in the Extended-C Band of the frequency spectrum whose coverage will include the Indian mainland, Andaman-Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands,
  • The satellite is expected to have a mission life of more than seven years.
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