Isro’s communication satellite GSAT-30 to launch on Jan 17 from French territory Ariane

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News: ISRO will launch GSAT-30 onboard Ariane-5 launch vehicle (VA 251) from French Guiana on January 17

Facts:

About GSAT-30

  • It has been designed and manufactured by the Indian Space Research Organisation
  • It is an operational communication satellite for DTH, television uplink and VSAT services.
  • It will replace the INSAT-4A satellite currently used by cable operators to broadcast their channel overseas.
  • GSAT-30 has a mission life of 15 years

Applications:

  • High-quality television, telecommunications and broadcasting services to the mainland and India’s islands.
  • Extended coverage in the C-band, which helps television broadcasters beam their programs across India, Gulf countries, number of Asian countries and Australia
  • Has one Ku-band beacon downlink signal for ground tracking purposes.

Additional Information:

Communication Satellites of India: GSAT series, INSAT series, EDUSAT, HAMSAT, KALPANA-1