GSAT-31 in deployed configuration
|Mission duration||Planned: 15 years |
Elapsed: 6 months, 12 days
|Manufacturer||ISRO Satellite Centre|
Space Applications Centre
|Launch mass||2,536 kg (5,591 lb)|
|Power||solar arrays, batteries|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||6 February 2019|
|Rocket||Ariance 5 VCA|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-3|
The satellite main communication payload is Ku band and act as a replacement of the aging INSAT-4CR. 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.
- "GSAT 31 Brochure". Retrieved 5 February 2019.
- "India's 40th Communication Satellite, GSAT-31, Launched". Retrieved 6 February 2019.
- Bergin, Chris (5 February 2019). "Ariane 5 launches Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 and GSAT 31". NASASpaceFlight. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
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