ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) has successfully the launched the communication satellite GSAT30. It was launched through Ariane-5 launch vehicle from Kourou launch base in French Guiana at 2:35 am of January 17, 2020.
ISRO confirmed the successful launch of India’s communication satellite GSAT30.
India's communication satellite #GSAT30 was successfully launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by #Ariane5 #VA251.— ISRO (@isro) January 16, 2020
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GSAT-30 is configured on ISRO’s enhanced I-3K Bus structure to provide communication services from Geostationary orbit in C and Ku bands. The satellite derives its heritage from ISRO’s earlier INSAT/GSAT satellite series.
Weighing 3357 kg, GSAT-30 is to serve as replacement to INSAT-4A spacecraft services with enhanced coverage. The satellite provides Indian mainland and islands coverage in Ku-band and extended coverage in C-band covering Gulf countries, a large number of Asian countries and Australia.
The designed in-orbit operational life of GSAT-30 is more than 15 years.
Application of GSAT30:
1)GSAT30 will be extensively used for supporting VSAT network, television uplinking and teleport services, digital satellite news gathering (DSNG), DTH television services, cellular backhaul connectivity and many such applications.
2) It also provides the extended coverage in C-band, which helps the television broadcasters to beam their programmes over India, Gulf countries, a large number of Asian countries and Australia.