GSAT-30 to be launched on Jan 17

Arianespace, in a release, said the launch would take place between 2.35 am and 4.30 am on January 17 (IST).Along with 3,357-kg GSAT-30, another telecommunication satellite, EUTELSAT KONNECT, for operator Eutelsat would also be launched by Arianespace in its initial flight in 2020.The total duration of the mission would be 38 minutes and 25 seconds and the satellites would be placed in the geostationary orbit with a perigee of 250 km and apogee of 35,761 km with an inclination of six degrees.