Indian Space research Organisation is all set to launch Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) carrying GSAT-5 Prime with 24 normal C-band transponders and 12 Extended C-band transponders to augment communication services vis–vis television, broadcasting and telecommunications.
ISRO says that GSLV-5P is an exclusive C-band communication satellite with a 12 year mission life, is slated to be launched in the second week of December.
ISRO is looking at 10th December as the likely date for the launch. Top ISRO officials are meeting on 10th November in Sriharikota to review the upcoming GSLV mission and finalize the date.
This year, in April, ISRO had launched experimental GSAT-4, but, was not placed in orbit as GSLV-D3 could not complete the mission.