The 185-crore rupees GSAT-7, the country's maiden dedicated spacecraft for Defence applications, was launched during a 50-minute launch window which started at 2 am.
After a flight of almost 34 minutes, the satellite was injected into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit.
The frequency bands of GSAT-7 will help space-based marine communications. It has coverage over the Indian landmass as well as surrounding seas.
Indian Navy would be the user of the multi-band home-built communication spacecraft, expected to be operational by September end.
--ANI (Posted on 30-08-2013)