GSAT-31

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GSAT-31
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GSAT-31 in deployed configuration
Mission typeCommunication
OperatorISRO
Mission durationPlanned: 15 years
Elapsed: 10 days
Spacecraft properties
BusI-2K
ManufacturerISRO Satellite Centre
Space Applications Centre
Launch mass2,536 kg (5,591 lb)
Powersolar arrays, batteries
Start of mission
Launch date6 February 2019
RocketAriance 5 VCA
Launch siteKourou ELA-3
ContractorArianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeGeostationary
Slot48°E
Transponders
BandKu
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GSAT-31 is a high-throughput telecommunication satellite developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).[1]

Mission[edit]

The satellite main communication payload is Ku band and act as a replacement of the aging INSAT-4CR[1]. The satellite will provide advance tele-communication to Indian subcontinent. It will be used for VSAT networks, television uplinks, digital signage new gathering, DTH services and other communication systems, this is the 40th communication satellite launched by ISRO and the 22nd launch of ISRO satellite by Arianespace.[2]

Launch[edit]

The satellite was launched through the 103rd flight of Ariance 5 VCA on 5th February at 21:01 UTC, the vehicle also deployed Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "GSAT 31 Brochure". Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  2. ^ "India's 40th Communication Satellite, GSAT-31, Launched". Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  3. ^ Bergin, Chris (5 February 2019). "Ariane 5 launches Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 and GSAT 31". NASASpaceFlight. Retrieved 6 February 2019.