NEW DELHI—India’s next national communication satellite, GSAT-16, will be launched in December to augment its communications capability and boost existing services. The 3,150-kg (3.5-ton) satellite will be dual-manifested on a European Ariane 5 rocket along with another satellite, DirecTV-14, a senior scientist at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) says. The spacecraft, built at ISRO’s satellite center in the south Indian city of Bengaluru, arrived at ...

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