GSat 16 [ISRO]
GSAT-16 is a 3-axis body stabilized geostationary communications satellite based on ISRO’s I-3K (I-3000) bus to provide communication services/augment the existing services.
GSAT-16 was approved by the Government on 17 July 2013. It will carry 24 C-band and 12 Ku-band transponders. GSAT-16 spacecraft will provide replacement for the INSAT-3E spacecraft and will also augment the C and Upper Extended C-band capacity.
The satellite will be ready for launch on board Ariane-5ECA at the end of 2014.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Equipment:||24 C-band transponders, 12 Ku-band transponders|
|Configuration:||I-3K (I-3000) Bus|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|GSat 16||2014-078A||06.12.2014||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA||with DirecTV 14|