This was the 47th launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
PM Narendra Modi made the announcement in an address to the nation.
The government dreams to become a $10 trillion economy in the next decade.
The launch of the GSAT-7A, known as the “Angry Bird”, was ISRO’s last for 2018.
The satellite will play a key role in providing broadband services across the country.
This will be the 45th flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
The GSAT-29 satellite has been designed for a mission life of 10 years.
The number of foreign satellites launched by India now stands at 239.
He will be accompanied by a group of artists on the week-long trip.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the mission in his Independence Day address.