NSIL launched GSAT-24, a satellite specifically for Tata Play.

Ariane-5 rocket took off from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana at 3.20 a.m. on Thursday .

Arianespaces is a French company headquartered in Bengaluru.The Ariane-5 rocket, which took off from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana at 3.20 a.m. on Thursday, went into orbit.The space PSU NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) GSAT-24 satellite was launched about 40 minutes later.The satellite, which is NSIL's first commercial satellite launch mission, is a dedicated satellite for Tata Plays (formerly TataSky) direct-to-home (DTH) services.

Although the liftoff was originally scheduled for 2.30 a.m., the mission had a launch window between 2.30 and 4.13 a.m. on June 23 (IST), or between 6.03 and 7.43 p.m. on June 22 Kourou time.Arianespace made a statement at 2.28 a.m. that complementary checks had postponed the launch of the rocket by a few minutes in the launch window, but it was later revealed that the additional checks were made as a precaution after an anomaly was observed as the launch vehicle completed the mission successfully after a deferred lift.The Ariane-5 launched at 3.20 a.m. and was scheduled to launch two satellites, one for MEASAT, the Malaysian satellite operator, and the other for NSIL, according to a press release.India's GSAT-24 is a Ku-band 4-tonne class communications satellite built by Isro for NSIL.

Although the MEASAT-3d separation occurred about 30 minutes after the lift off, GSAT-24 separated about 10 minutes later.At lift-off, the GSAT-24 weighed 4,180 kilograms and had a 15-year mission life.The PSU has paid for the entire satellite capacity to NSIL for a period of 15 years, and Chief Somanath said today's successful mission is a significant step forward for NSIL in commercially satisfying the country's DTH communication requirements by using indigenously built satellite solutions.Following the space reforms, we are required to perform demand-driven missions, and NSIL's GSAT-24 is the first of the many demand-driven missions scheduled for the coming years, according to Radhakrishnan D, CMD of NSIL.