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INDIAN SATELLITE MISTAKES ORBIT
INDIA, The first Indian geosynchronous satellite, GTSAT-1, launched into orbit on a domestic rocket last April 18, didn't stabilize itself on the correct orbit. The satellite has now an orbital period of 23 hours, two minutes instead of the targeted 24 hours. The difference is caused by a minor deviation in the satellite's speed when it was deployed into space. Corrective manoeuvres are being carried...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency