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GSat 9

GSat 9 [ISRO]

GSAT-9 is a planned Indian geostationary communications 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 is planned on a GSLV Mk.2 rocket in 2015 or 2016.

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 - 2017 Sr GSLV Mk.2


Further GSat missions: