India’s heaviest communication satellite GSAT-11 launched

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launchedits heaviest and most-advanced high throughput communication satellite named GSAT-11. The launch was made on the back of a French rocket from the Spaceport in the French Guiana.

According to Dr KailasavadivooSivan, ISRO chairman, ‘GSAT-11 will boost the broadband connectivity to rural and inaccessible Gram Panchayats in the country coming under the Bharat Net Project, which is part of Digital India Programme’. The Bharat Net Project is the Indian government’s flagship programme that aims to enhance public welfare with schemes such as e-banking, e-health, e-governance among others.