GSAT-10 to be launched in 2 months: ISRO

Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman (ISRO) is ready to launch GSAT-10 in 2 months.

It will be shipped to the spaceport at Kourou in French Guiana for launch by European space consortium Arianespace.

What is GSAT-10?

  • It is a communication satellite which is proposed to be launched by Ariane-5ECA carrier rocket.

How will it help?

The satellite will:

  • Replace the ageing INSAT-2E and INSAT-3B satellites
  • Create additional capacity for DTH like applications
  • Provide on-orbit back-up for the GAGAN navigation payload. It will augment the GAGAN’s capacity.
  • GAGAN is a regional GPS navigational system developed by India
  • It will augment the C and Ku band transponder capacity.

GSAT-10 major specifications

  • It has 30 transponders – 12 normal C band, 6 extended C band, 12 Ku band
  • Minimum operational life:  15 years.

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