India’s GSAT-10 launched from Kourou

imageIndia’s heaviest satellite GSAT-10 was launched from the Kourou launch pad in French Guiana in South America. The satellite will boost telecommunications and DTH broadcasting.

GSAT-10

· Communication satellite of India, built by ISRO

· It carries 30 communication transponders — 12 in Ku-band, 12 in C-band and 6 in extended C-band.

· It has design life of 15 years, built at a cost of Rs.750 crore.

· It will enhance telecommunication, Direct-To-Home and radio navigation services.

· It is the second satellite in INSAT/GSAT constellation with GAGAN payload after GSAT-8.

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