Coverage for Gulf, Asia and Australia
India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-30 was launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana during the early hours on 17 Jan 2020 with a unique configuration of providing flexible frequency segments and flexible coverage.
The satellite will provide communication services to Indian mainland and islands through Ku-band and wide coverage covering Gulf countries, a large number of Asian countries and Australia through C-band, ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan said.
“GSAT-30 will provide DTH Television Services, connectivity to VSATs for ATM, Stock-exchange, Television uplinking and Teleport Services, Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) and e-governance applications,” he explained.
The satellite will also be used for bulk data transfer for a host of emerging telecommunication applications.
ISRO’s Master Control Facility (MCF) at Hassan in Karnataka took over the command and control of GSAT-30 immediately after its separation from the launch vehicle.
In the days ahead, orbit-raising manoeuvres will be performed to place the satellite in Geostationary Orbit (36,000-km above the equator) by using its onboard propulsion system.
During the final stages of its orbit raising operations, the two solar arrays and the antenna reflectors of GSAT-30 will be deployed.
Following this, the satellite will be put in its final orbital configuration.
The satellite will be operational after the successful completion of all in-orbit tests. fiinews.com