GSAT-15

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GSAT-15
Mission type Communication
Operator ISRO
Mission duration 12 years planned
Spacecraft properties
Bus I-3K
Manufacturer ISRO Satellite Centre
Space Applications Centre
Launch mass 3,100 kilograms (6,800 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 2014-16 (planned)
Rocket Ariane 5ECA
Launch site Kourou ELA-3
Contractor Arianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 93.5° East
Transponders
Band 24 Ku-band
Bandwidth 36 megahertz

GSAT-15 is an Indian communication satellite similar to GSAT-10 to augment the capacity of transponders to provided more bandwidth for Direct-to-Home television and VSAT services. The satellite will be the 10th one in the series of GSAT satellites.

Payload[edit]

The satellite will carry 24 ku band transponders and 2 GAGAN navigational payloads.[1] Besides that it will also carry 2 Ku-Band beacons.[2]

Satellite[edit]

GSAT-15 which will be the 10th communication satellite, will have estimated lifespan of 12 years. It will augment telecommunication, Direct-To-Home and radio navigation services.[3][4]

Cost[edit]

The satellite will launched and insured with an amount of INR 860 Crore.Department of space has approved INR 800 Crore for the satellite in financial year 2013-14.[5]

Launch[edit]

GSAT-15 is proposed to be launched in time frame of 2014-16.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Future Programme". Indian Space Research Organisation. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ "GSAT-15". Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Cabinet clears GSAT-15 and GSAT-16 communication satellites plans". Zee News. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  4. ^ "Launch of GSAT-15 and GSAT-16". Press Information Bureau. August 29, 2013. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Cabinet approves GSAT-15, GSAT-16 communication satellites". ANI News. ANI. June 28, 2013. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 

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