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GSAT 30 to be launched on January 17 [ All About GSAT-30 ]

GSAT 30 to be launched on January 17


Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is to launch a communication satellite (geosynchronous satellites) GSAT-30 onboard the Ariane-5 launch vehicle (VA 251) from French Guiana, northeastern coast of South America on 17 January 2020.

About GSAT-30:

GSAT-30 weighs around 3,357kg

The main purpose of GSAT-30 is to serve as a replacement to INSAT-4A spacecraft services with enhanced coverage

The satellite will provide Indian mainland and islands coverage in Ku-band

It has extended coverage in C-band that covers Gulf countries, a large number of Asian countries and Australia.

The life span of the GSAT is 15 years.

ISRO said the communication payload of GSAT-30 is specifically designed and optimized to maximize the number of transponders on the spacecraft bus.

The satellite would be extensively used for supporting VSAT network, television uplinking and teleport services, cellular backhaul connectivity, DTH television services, digital satellite news gathering (DSNG), and many other applications.

One Ku-band beacon downlink signal is transmitted for ground-tracking purposes.

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