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Mission type Communications
Operator ISRO
COSPAR ID 2011-034A
SATCAT no. 37746
Mission duration 8 years
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass 1,412 kilograms (3,113 lb)
Dry mass 559 kilograms (1,232 lb)[1]
Start of mission
Launch date 15 July 2011, 11:18 (2011-07-15UTC11:18Z) UTC
Rocket PSLV-XL C17
Launch site Satish Dhawan SLP
Contractor ISRO
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 83° East
Perigee 35,782 kilometres (22,234 mi)
Apogee 35,803 kilometres (22,247 mi)
Inclination 0.01 degrees
Period 23.93 hours
Epoch 25 December 2013, 01:49:32 UTC[2]
Band 12 Extended C band
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GSAT-12 is communication satellite designed and developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation.


GSAT-12 is considered to be a replacement of the aged satellite INSAT-3B. It will provide services like tele-education, tele-medicine, disaster management support and satellite internet access.[3]

People behind the GSAT-12[edit]

GSAT-12 was launched by the all women core team. The project director was Anuradha TK, the mission director was Pramoda Hegde and the Operations director was Anuradha.S.Prakash.


GSAT-12 is equipped with 12 Extended C-band transponders.


GSAT-12 was launched onboard PSLV-XL C-17 from second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre on July 15, 2011.[4] The tentative life of satellite is 8 years.[5][6]


  1. ^ "UCS Satellite Database". Union of Concerned Scientists. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Peat, Chris (25 December 2013). "GSAT 12 - Orbit". Heavens Above. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "GSAT-12 reaches its home in a circular geo-synchronous orbit". The HIndu. Jul 15, 2011. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "ISRO successfully launches latest communication satellite GSAT-12". Economic Times. Jul 15, 2011. Retrieved March 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ "GSAT-12". 
  6. ^ "GSAT-12 powered by PSLV is ready to launch".