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 48º 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(1) rocket in 2015 or 2016, but was delayed to May 2017.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Equipment:||12 Ku band transponders, 2 beacon transmitters|
|Configuration:||I-2K (I-2000) Bus|
|Propulsion:||LAM, electrical propulsion|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|GSat 9 (South Asian Satellite) (ex SAARC)||2017-024A||05.05.2017||Sr SLP||GSLV Mk.2(1)|