ISRO’s latest communication satellite GSAT-24 launched - check all details here

Jun 23, 2022

By: Rahul Verma

GSAT-24

This communication satellite is built by ISRO for NewSpace India Limited (NSIL). It is the first satellite configured and built by ISRO but owned, operated, and funded by NSIL for commercial users.

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NewSpace India Limited (NSIL)

Established in 2019, NewSpace India Limited is a public sector enterprise and commercial arm of ISRO. The NSIL was set up to build to take up high technology space-related activities in India.

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Business areas of NSIL

Production of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) | Marketing of space-based services | Building of Satellites (Communication and Earth observation).

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Specification of GSAT-24

GSAT-24 is a 24-Ku band communication satellite weighing 4180 kg.

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GSAT-24 and Tata

NSIL has leased the entire satellite capacity (DTH) to Tata Play.

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Application of GSAT-24

The satellite aims to provide high-quality telecommunications and broadcasting services. It will also meet the DTH needs of Indian customers.

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GSAT-24 launched from France

GSAT-24 was launched on-board Ariane-V VA257 flight from the Guiana Space Centre.

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What will GSAT-24 do for consumers?

According to NSIL, once GSAT-24 is operational, it will enhance television viewing by providing more DTH channels and more HD channels.

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Future plans of NSIL

NSIL is planning to launch three passenger satellites for Singapore from Sriharikota. These satellites will be launched using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).

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