GSAT-11

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GSAT-11
Mission type Communication
Operator ISRO
Spacecraft properties
Bus I-4K
Manufacturer ISRO Satellite Centre
Space Applications Centre
Launch mass 4,500 kilograms (9,900 lb)
Power 11 kilowatts
Start of mission
Launch date 2014 (planned)[1]
Rocket GSLV Mk.III
Launch site Satish Dhawan Space Centre SLP[citation needed]
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 74° East [2]
Transponders
Band 40 Ku/Ka band

GSAT-11 is an Indian communication satellite which is proposed to be launched by GSLV-MkIII, an indigenously developed spacecraft propelled by cryogenic engine. The satellite is aimed at providing advanced telecom and DTH services in the country.[3]

Satellite[edit]

GSAT-11 will be developed at the cost of Rs. 500 crore. At 4.5 tonnes, it will weigh more than twice as much as the biggest Indian satellite in orbit now. With 16 high capacity multi-beams in Ku/Ka band, GSAT-11 will provide much faster uplinks for a host of communications and broadcasting services, including direct-to-home (DTH television). With a dry mass of 2.1 tonne, the spacecraft will provide 10 GHz of bandwidth, which will be equivalent to about 220 transponders of 36 MHz. The advanced satellite will employ a new I-4K satellite bus. It will be configured with two-sided large solar array panels generating 11 KW of power.[4]

Payload[edit]

The payloads will consists of 40 high power Ku, Ka band transponders that will be built at Space Applications Centre in Ahmedabad. The payloads will cover the entire country including Andaman and Nicobar Islands.[5]

Launch[edit]

The satellite is planned to be launched in 2014 from the GSLV Mk-III launching vehicle which will be rolled out from Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre in Thiruvananthapuram.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2014 launches
  2. ^ "GSAT-11". Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "GSAT-11". space.skyrocket.de. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  4. ^ "ISRO Future Programme". isro.org. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  5. ^ K. Raghu (Jul 24, 2009). "Isro to launch GSAT-11 with 40 transponders in 2012". Live Mint. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Looking spaceward, feet firmly on the ground". The Hindu. October 23, 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 

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