The first orbit raising manoeuvre of GSAT-18 has been successffully carried out by LAM Engine firing for 6040.6 sec from 03:46 Hrs IST on Oct 07, 2016.

Orbit determination Results from this LAM firing are:

  • Apogee X perigee height was changed to 35802 km X 14843 km.
  • Inclination is 1.325deg.
  • Orbital period is 15Hr 36 Min.