The Indian Space Research Organization is set to go to launch its 40th correspondence satellite GSAT-31 on February 6 from the spaceport in French Guiana.
ISRO GSAT-31 Communication Satellite To Launch On 6th February
The satellite with a mission life of 15 years will give congruity to operational services on a portion of the in-circle satellites and expand the Ku-band transponder limit in Geostationary Orbit, the space organization said.
In an announcement, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said the satellite, weighing around 2,535 kg, is scheduled for launch locally available the Ariane-5 (VA247) from Kourou in French Guiana.
“The satellite GSAT-31 is configured on ISRO’s enhanced I-2K Bus, utilising the maximum bus capabilities of this type. The satellite derives its heritage from ISROs earlier INSAT/GSAT satellite series. The satellite provides Indian mainland and island coverage,” the agency said.
ISRO also said the GSAT-31 will be used for supporting VSAT systems, TV uplinks, DTH TV services, digital satellite news gathering, cellular back pull network, and many such applications.
The satellite will likewise give wide beam inclusion to encourage correspondence over vast oceanic region involving a substantial part of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean using wide band transponder, ISRO said. The office included that two Ku-band reference point downlink signals are transmitted for ground following purpose.