The European space agency Arianespace will launch the Indian satellite GSAT-24 into space into orbit on June 22 with the help of its Ariane 5 rocket, the space agency announced.

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“Hello! Welcome to GSAT-24, the second passenger on our flight # VA257. This satellite, created by @isro Afor @NSIL_India, will be launched on June 22 aboard our @ Ariane5 Alauncher! We will let you know when the beast is awake “, tweets Arianespace.

The space agency also shared a photo of the container with the Indian satellite, which is unloading from a plane of the Indian Air Force.

The GSAT-24 satellite is fully funded by NewSpace India Ltd (NSIL), the commercial unit of the Indian Ministry of Space.

The satellite was originally scheduled to be launched in the first quarter of 2022.

The entire satellite capacity on board the GSAT-24 will be leased to its dedicated customer Tata Sky to meet the needs of their DTH applications.

The 4-ton Ku-band GSAT-24 communications satellite, built by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), will be owned and operated by NSIL on a commercial basis.

GSAT-24 will be the 25th Indian satellite in Arianespace orbit.

On September 28, 2021, NSIL entrusted Arianespace with the launch of its telecommunications satellite GSAT-24, the European Space Agency said earlier.

However, the question that remains unanswered is why NSIL does not use the ISRO-Mk III geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV-Mk III), which is a four-ton payload rocket.

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