India’s heaviest, largest and most powerful satellite GSAT-11 was successfully launched by an Arianespace rocket from the French Guiana. Blasting off from the Ariane Launch Complex in Kourou, the Ariane-5 vehicle injected the GSAT-11 into the orbit in a flawless flight lasting about 33 minutes.
The satellite will play a vital role in providing broadband services across the country and also be a platform to demonstrate new generation applications. As per the ISRO Chairman K Sivan, GSAT-11 is going to be the richest space asset for India and it will provide something like 16 Gbps data link services to the country.
About GSAT-11 in Brief:
The satellite has 38 spot beams as well as eight sub-beams, which will cover the entire country, including the remote places.
Launch Mass: 5854 kg.
Mission Life: 15 Years.
Power: 13.6 kW Ariane-5 VA-246.
Type of Satellite: Communication.
Orbit Type: GTO.
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- Director: K. Sivan, Headquarters: Bengaluru, Established in: 1969.