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GSat 29

GSat 29 [ISRO]

GSAT-20 is an Indian geostationary communications satellite.

GSAT-29 is configured around ISRO’s Enhanced I-3K Bus and will be the payload for second developmental flight of GSLV-MkIII. It carries Ka × Ku multi-beam and optical communication payloads for the first time. The mission targets for Village Resource Centres (VRC) in rural areas to bridge the digital divide. There will also be a Q/V Band communication payload and the GHRC (GEO High Resolution Camera) hi-res camera with telescope.

The satellite will be launched in 2018 on the second orbital development flight of the GSLV Mk.3 launch vehicle.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Insat
Contractors: ISRO
Equipment: Ka × Ku multi-beam payload, Q/V band payload, optical communication payload, GHRC imager
Configuration: I-3K (I-3000) Bus
Propulsion:
Power: 2 solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass:
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
GSat 29 - 2018 Sr SLP GSLV Mk.3

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