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Mission type Communication
Operator ISRO
Mission duration 12 years (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Bus I-2K
Manufacturer ISRO Satellite Centre
Space Applications Centre
Launch mass 2,330 kilograms (5,140 lb)
Power 2.3 kilowatts
Start of mission
Launch date 2016[1]
Rocket GSLV Mk.II
Launch site Satish Dhawan SLP
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 48° East[2]
Band 12 Ku band

GSAT-9 is a multi band communication and observation satellite planned to be launched by ISRO in 2017 by a GSLV rocket. The satellite will carry GAGAN navigation payload that will provide GPS services to the security forces and air traffic control organizations. GAGAN is a regional GPS navigational system developed by India. The satellite will have a mission life of 12 years [3]


GSAT-9 will carry 12 Ku band transponders and GAGAN payload. The satellite is planned to be launched in March 2017 by GSLV.[1] The standalone satellite will have a liftoff mass of about 2,330 kg.[4]

Satellite would use electric propulsion for station keeping.[1]


The satellite will carry GAGAN payload and 12 Ku band transponders that will be built at Space Applications Centre in Ahmedabad. The payloads will cover the entire country including Andaman and Nicobar Islands.


The satellite is planned to be launched in 2017 with GSLV rocket.[1][5]


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