GSAT-11: A Quick Analysis

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GSAT-11 Mission: –

India’s next generation communication satellite, GSAT-11 has successfully launched on 04 December, 2018 from Kourou launch base, French Guiana by Ariane-5 VA-246. GSAT-11 is the India’s heaviest satellite weighing about 5854 kg. built by ISRO. GSAT-11 is the fore-runner in the series of advanced communication satellites with multi-spot beam antenna coverage over Indian mainland and Islands. GSAT-11 will play a vital role in providing broadband services (high speed internet connectivity) across the country especially in rural areas. It will also provide a platform to demonstrate new generation applications. GSAT-11 was launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).

 

The satellite was planned to launch in May, 2018 but was recalled by ISRO for additional checks. Since ISRO lost the communication of GSAT- 6A, soon after its launch in March, 2018.

After additional checks, it launched by European Spacecraft Ariane-5 on December04, 2018. It was developed at the cost of Rs. 550 crore. The satellite is expected to have a life span about 15 years.

 

Key Points:-

  1. Launching Date: – 04 December, 2018
  2. Launch From: – France (French Guiana)
  3. Launch By: – European Spacecraft Ariane-5 VA-246
  4. India’s Heaviest Satellite: – GSAT-11
  5. Orbit Type: – Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO)
  6. Type of Satellite:- Communication
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