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.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Equipment:||Ka × Ku multi-beam payload, Q/V band payload, optical communication payload, GHRC imager|
|Configuration:||I-3K (I-3000) Bus|
|Power:||2 solar arrays, batteries|
|GSat 29||-||2018||Sr SLP||GSLV Mk.3|