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GSat 16

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.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Insat
Contractors: ISRO
Equipment: 24 C-band transponders, 12 Ku-band transponders
Configuration: I-3K (I-3000) Bus
Propulsion: LAM
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 3180 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
GSat 16 2014-078A 06.12.2014 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA with DirecTV 14
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