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GSat 9 (South Asian Satellite)

GSat 9 (South Asian Satellite) [ISRO]

GSAT-9 is a planned Indian geostationary communications satellite. It will be utilized to serve also the neighbouring countries of the SAARC (except Pakistan, which opted out) as South Asian Satellite.

Similar to the Insat 4C/4CRsatellites, it will carry 12 high powered Ku-band transponders with India coverage beam and two beacon transmitters. The satellite is planned with a mission life of 12 years and is to be positioned at 48 East longitude. This I-2K (I-2000) Bus satellite has a liftoff mass of 2195 kg and payload power of 2300 W. It will also test an electrical propulsion system.

Launch was planned on a GSLV Mk.2 rocket in 2015 or 2016, but was delayed to May 2017.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Insat
Contractors: ISRO
Equipment: 12 Ku band transponders, 2 beacon transmitters
Configuration: I-2K (I-2000) Bus
Propulsion: LAM, electrical propulsion
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 12 years
Mass: 2195 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
GSat 9 (South Asian Satellite) (ex SAARC) 2017-024A 05.05.2017 Sr SLP GSLV Mk.2

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