ISRO’s GSAT-17, its objective and features
ISRO is launching GSAT-17 a communication satellite by Ariane-5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana. VA238 was the flight granted to carry approximately 10,177 kg total payload of Ariane 5, its Hellas Sat 3-Inmarsat S EAN and GSAT-17 satellite. Firstly, Hellas Sat 3-Inmarsat S EAN is positioned on upper passenger on Ariane 5 will be released which will be further followed by GSAT-17.
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Features and Objectives of GSAT-17
ISRO's GSAT-17 is an Indian geostationary communication satellite with a lift-off mass of about 3,477 kg. It carries Payloads in Normal C-band, Extended C-band and S-band to provide various communication services. It also carries equipment of meteorological data relay and satellite based search and rescue services, which was provided by earlier INSAT satellites. It is manufactured by the ISRO to expand its national space agency’s current fleet of 17 telecommunication satellites. In Normal C and upper extended C-bands it will provide continuity of Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) and in S-band, Mobile Satellite Services.
It will also provide replacement capacity supporting the existing television, telecommunication, Digital Satellite news Gathering (DSNG) and VSAT services in the country.
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What is Hellas Sat3-Inmarsat S EAN?
It is a two payload “condosat”manufactured by Thales Alenia Space for Hellas Sat and Inmarsat. When it will be in an orbit, Hellas Sat 3 will deliver DTH and telecom services to maintain and expand Hellas Sat’s business reach and also provide new European Aviation Network. It is built by using the Thales Alenia Space bus 4000C4 platform and having a lift off mass of 5,780 kg.
Do you know that after GSAT-19 and Cartosat-2, GSAT-17 is the third launch by the ISRO within a month?
From this article we will understood that what is GSAT-17, what are the features and objectives of it and which another payload is also launching with it.