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ISRO to launch Communication Satellite GSAT-24 on June 22

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Jun 01, 2022 12:52 PM

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Highlights:

• GSAT- 24 launched by ISRO on june 22
• GSAT-24 satellite is a first demand-driven mission og NSIL
• Satellite to meet DTH application needs

India's communication satellite GSAT-24 will be launched by Arianespace from Kourou in French Guiana on June 22, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on May 31.

GSAT-24 first demand-driven mission

"NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), a government of India corporation under the Department of Space (DoS), is launching the GSAT-24 satellite as its first demand-driven mission following the space reforms," the Bengaluru-based space agency stated.

GSAT-24 communication satellite to meet DTH application needs

GSAT-24 is a 24-Ku band communication satellite weighing 4180 kg with pan-India coverage for meeting DTH application needs. The NSIL has leased the entire satellite capacity to Tata Play, an ISRO statement stated. GSAT-24 satellite, after completing assembly, integration, and the environmental test was cleared by PSR (Pre-Shipment Review) committee on May 2. The satellite and its allied equipment were shipped to Kourou, French Guiana on May 18 using C-17 Globemaster aircraft.

Undergoing performance check

The satellite is currently undergoing health/performance checks at cleanroom facilities in French Guiana as part of the launch campaign, according to the statement.

Other communication satellites

With nine operational communication satellites in Geo-stationary orbit, India's National Satellite (INSAT) system is one of the largest domestic communication satellite systems in the Asia-Pacific region. With the launch of INSAT-1B in 1983, it ushered in a huge transformation in India's communications sector that has lasted to this day. GSAT-17 is the 15th operational satellite in the INSAT System constellation, which includes INSAT-3A, 3C, 4A, 4B, 4CR, and GSAT-6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 18.

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