India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-11 launched successfully
The Indian space research organization or ISRO’s GSAT-11 satellite is also called “Big Bird”, which was successfully launched in space in the South American space port of Kourou on Wednesday.
Bangalore: Indian space research organization or ISRO’s GSAT-11 satellite is also called “Big Bird”,
which was successfully launched in space in South America today by the French space port of Kourou.
The satellite, launched at 2.07 a.m. (IST), will help provide satellite-based internet in remote
locations where cable-based internet can not be accessed. The satellite, with a weight of 5,854
kg, is the heaviest Indian manufactured device, which the agency holds in its class.
In May this year, ISRO’s first bid failed and it was placed in space on the 102nd flight, Ariane 5 rocket.
According to ISRO, the satellite is healthy after the launch.
“GSAT-11 is the next generation of high-throughput communication satellite that will play an
important role in providing BRAD services throughout the country. It will also provide a forum
for new generation applications,” said ISRO chief Dr K Shivwan.
About “Big Bird” Rs. The 600 million Ariane-5 heavyweight rocket was hired by ISRO from Arianes Space.
The satellite is expected to have a life span of 15 years.
Satellite Internet, which is GSAT-11, will help in providing Internet connectivity in India.
GSAT-11 equals the combined power of virtually all communication satellites sent to the class by India.
A communications expert told NDTV that satellite is like the constellation of satellites of 30 classical
India has rented the French Aryan-5 rocket because it can be heavily loaded in the classroom. India’s
own geo-synchronous satellite launch vehicle MK iii or GSLV MK III can reach those satellites weighing
up to 4 tonnes.
With three brothers and sisters of GSAT-19, GSAT-29 and GSAT-20, satellites “will be a game changer to
provide Internet access and data communications to India and will help Digital India program.” Says Dr. Shivan ….
Soon, India to enjoy more than 100 Gbps internet speed: Isro chairman K Sivan
Over the next few years, India will soon enjoy more than 100 GBps high bandwidth connectivity across the country.ISRO had planned to launch a total of 4 satellites on the basis of Kourou, Q Band, which is primarily a communications satellite.
These satellites are: GSAT-19, GSTA-20, GSAT-11 and GSAT-9. Among them, GSAT-19 was launched in the beginning of this year; GSAT-11 was launched today; GSAT-29 was launched last month, and now, GSAT-20 is the only remaining satellite in this series.
Once these 4 satellites are in orbit, they can give a combined throughput of 100 GBps across India; And in the rural areas, the interiors will get more coverage and better speed.
ISRO Chairman Shivan said, “The launch of GSAT-11, the country’s heaviest satellite, six days after the successful
launch of India’s first Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (November 29), is a major milestone for the country.
Satellites have been designed by ISRO centers in the most innovative ways and the credit goes to ISRO for its success.
very Interesting Features About GSAT-11 Satellite
5,854 kilograms of weight, GSAT-11 is the largest satellite of India till date. Earlier, GSAT-17, weight was 3,477 kg, followed by GSAT-293,423 kg. GSAT-11 is also India’s most powerful communication transponder because it operates with40 and transponder, in the band of 32 and eight in the Kuia band
Now, with the GSAT-11, GSAT-29 will provide a comprehensive coverage, with Internet services in the remote parts of the Northeast, and improving Jammu and Kashmir.
ISRO president said, “It will fulfill the most needs of providing broadband connectivity to rural and remote village panchayats under BharatNet, which are part of Digital India initiative.” Indeed the moment of pride for the whole of India. We will keep you updated, because more information is available.