ISRO’S GSAT-17 Launched Successfully from French Guiana (Download PDF)

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Latest communication satellite GSAT-17. Heavy duty rocket of Arianespace from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana (Flight VA238), 3, 477 kg Launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).

Image of satellite GSAT-17

Image of Satellite GSAT-17

Image of satellite GSAT-17

  • Carries payloads in Normal C-band, Extended C-band and S-band
  • Carries equipment for meteorological data relay
  • Satellite-based search and rescue services
  • Strengthen current fleet of 17 telecommunications satellites

About GSAT

  • Indigenously developed technologies of communications satellites, used for digital audio, data and video broadcasting

Table contain shows the About GSAT

Table contain shows the About GSAT

Satellite

Date of Launch

Status

Notes

GSAT Series

INSAT Series

Known as

GSAT-1

-

GramSat 1

18 April 2001

Failed to orbit (Experimental satellite)

Envisaged as a technology demonstrator; Failed to achieve its target orbit, which prevented it from fulfilling its primary communications mission.

GSAT-2

-

GramSat 2

8 May 2003

Decommissioned (Experimental satellite)

Experimental communication satellite on board the second developmental test flight of India’s GSLV.

GSAT-3

-

EduSat

20 September 2004

Decommissioned (30 September 2010)

Built exclusively to serve the educational sector. It was mainly intended to meet the demand for an interactive satellite-based distance education system for the country.

GSAT-4

-

HealthSat

15 April 2010

Failed to orbit

Experimental communication and navigation satellite; maiden flight of the GSLV Mk. II rocket.

GSAT-5

INSAT-4D

Cancelled

Rebuilt as the GSAT-5P.

GSAT-5P

-

25 December 2010

Failed to orbit

As a replacement for INSAT-3E.

GSAT-6

INSAT-4E

27 August 2015

In Service

A multi-media mobile satellite system; will offer a Satellite Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (S-DMB) service, via mobile phones and mobile video/audio receivers for vehicles; Can also be utilized for strategic and social applications.

GSAT-6A

-

Planned

GSAT-7

INSAT-4F

30 August 2013

In Service

According to defense experts, to enable the Indian Navy to acquire blue water capabilities and need not depend on foreign satellites like Inmarsat, which provide communication services to its ships.

GSAT-7A

-

2017 (planned)

Planned

GSAT-8

INSAT-4G

GramSat 8

20 May 2011

In Service

To augment the capacity in the INSAT system; The GAGAN payload provides the Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS), through which the accuracy of the positioning information obtained from the GPS Satellite is improved by a network of ground based receivers and made available to the users in the country through the geostationary satellites.

GSAT-9

-

South Asia Satellite

5 May 2017

In Service

Will carry GAGAN navigation payload, a regional GPS navigational system developed by India, that will provide GPS services to the security forces and air traffic control organizations.

GSAT-10

-

29 September 2012

In Service

To augment telecommunication, Direct-To-Home and radio navigation services.

GSAT-11

-

June 2018 (planned)

Planned

Aimed at providing advanced telecom and DTH services in the country. Heaviest satellite build by India.

GSAT-12

-

GramSat 12

15 July 2011

In Service

Replacement of the INSAT-3B; to provide services like tele-education, tele-medicine, disaster management support and satellite internet access

GSAT-14

-

5 January 2014

In Service

To replace the GSAT-3 satellite; launched by a GSLV Mk. II, which incorporated an Indian-built cryogenic engine on the third stage.

GSAT-15

-

10 November 2015

In Service

Similar to GSAT-10 satellite; to augment the capacity of transponders to provide more bandwidth for Direct-to-Home television and VSAT services.

GSAT-16

-

6 December 2014

In Service

The communication payloads provide a combination of total 48 transponders across the three frequency bands (24-Normal C, 12-Extended-C and 12 in Ku-band) along with a Ku-band beacon transmitter, which is the highest for an Indian satellite. The spacecraft will be Co-located with GSAT-8 at 55 deg E.

GSAT-17

-

28 June 2017

In Service

Payload includes 24 C-band, 2 lower C-band, 12 upper C-band, 2 CxS (C-band up/S-band down), and 2 SxC (S-band up/C-band down) transponders as well as a dedicated transponder for data relay (DRT) and search-and-rescue (SAR) services.

GSAT-18

-

5 October 2016

In Service

to provide services in Normal C-band, Upper Extended C-band and Ku-bands of the frequency spectrum.

GSAT-19

-

5 June 2017

In Service

First maiden (developmental) flight of GSLV Mark III

GSAT-20

-

2018

(Planned)

Planned

Second developmental flight of GSLV Mark III

- Published/Last Modified on: August 1, 2017

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