The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has raised its 3.4-ton GSAT-10 communication satellite closer to its final geostationary orbit by firing the spacecraft's liquid apogee motor on Oct. 1. “In the second orbit-raising exercise, the satellite has been placed at 31,822 km perigee [lowest point] and 35,734 km apogee [highest point ], which is closer to its designated geostationary orbit,” an ISRO official says. The first orbit-raising burn took place Sept. 30. The GSAT-10 satellite, ...
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