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GSAT-24 : Communication Satellite

GSAT-24 : Communication Satellite

Direct-to-home (DTH) company Tata Play is set to expand its bandwidth capacity by 50% by adding 24 new Ku-band transponders on the communication satellite GSAT-24.

  • GSAT-24 was built by ISRO for NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) which was successfully placed into geostationary orbit by the Ariane 5 rocket.
  • It is a 24-Ku band communication satellite weighing 4,180 kg with pan-India coverage for meeting DTH application needs.
  • It was the first demand driven communication satellite mission undertaken by NSIL post space sector reforms.
  • It is configured on ISRO’s proven I-3k Bus with a mission life of 15 years.

NewSpace India Limited:

  • NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) NewSpace India Limited headquartered in Bengaluru is a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE).
  • It is a commercial arm under Department of Space (DoS), Government of India.
  • It was incorporated in March 2019 and was set up to take high technology space-related activities in India.