02-Nov-2015 | Market Research Store
The GSAT-6 satellite is 25th geostationary communication satellite and 12th in the GSAT series of India
Indian space agency is flying the GSLV rocket with its own cryogenic engine for the second time on Thursday and successful launch of similar rocket in January 2014 that put into orbit GSAT-14.
A cryogenic engine is more efficient as it provides more thrust per kilogram of propellant burnt. Five of GSAT-6's predecessors were launched by GSLV during 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2014 respectively.
GSAT-6 will join the group of India's other operational geostationary satellites.
The satellite provides communication through five spot beams in S-band and a national beam in C-band for strategic users.
The cuboids shaped GSAT-6 has a lift-off mass of 2,117kgs. Of this, propellants weigh 1,132kgs and the dry mass of the satellite is 985kgs.
Six meter diameter’s S-Band Unfurl able Antenna is the advanced feature in the GSAT-6 satellite .This is the largest satellite antenna realized by ISRO. This antenna is utilized for five spot beams over the Indian main land.
The spot beams exploit the frequency reuse scheme to increase frequency spectrum utilization efficiency.
The satellite's life will be nine years. Countdown already get started to launch satellite.