GSAT-30 communication satellite launched aboard Ariane rocket

Blasting off from a French territory in South America, India's 'high power' communication satellite GSAT-30 was successfully launched onboard Ariane 5 rocket in the early hours of Friday.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said the 'flawless flight' lasted about 38 minutes.

The communication satellite, aimed at providing high-quality television, telecommunications and broadcasting services, went off from the Ariane Launch Complex in Kourou, a French territory located in northeastern coast of South America, at 2:35 am IST.

The European space consortium Arianespace's Ariane 5 vehicle injected GSAT-30 into the orbit.