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Gsat-15

GSAT-15
Mission type Communication
Operator ISRO
Mission duration 12 years planned
Spacecraft properties
Bus I-3K
Manufacturer ISRO Satellite Centre
Space Applications Centre
Launch mass 3,100 kilograms (6,800 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 10 November 2015 (planned)[1]
Rocket Ariane 5ECA
Launch site Kourou ELA-3
Contractor Arianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 93.5° East
Transponders
Band 24 Ku-band
Bandwidth 36 megahertz

GSAT-15 is an Indian communication satellite similar to GSAT-10 to augment the capacity of transponders to provided more bandwidth for Direct-to-Home television and VSAT services. The satellite will be the 10th one in the series of GSAT satellites. It is expected to launch on 10th Nov 2015 from Ariane 5 rocket along with ArabSat 6B satellite.

Contents

  • Payload 1
  • Satellite 2
  • Cost 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Payload

The satellite will carry 24 ku band transponders and 2 GAGAN navigational payloads.[2] Besides that it will also carry 2 Ku-Band beacons.[3]

Satellite

GSAT-15 which will be the 10th communication satellite, will have estimated lifespan of 12 years. It will augment telecommunication, Direct-To-Home and radio navigation services.[4][5]

Cost

The satellite will launched and insured with an amount of 860 Crore.[6]

See also

References

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