GSAT 29 is a multibrand communicational satellite of India developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It aims at providing high-speed bandwidth to Village Resource Centres in rural areas. It has a lift-off mass of 3423 kg and is configured around the ISRO’s enhanced 1-3K bus. It is reported to be the heaviest satellite launched from India. The mission life of ISRO GSAT 29 will be 10 years. It is the 33rd communication satellite of India.
This satellite carries Ku band and Ka band payloads which will improve the communication in remote areas especially for people living in Jammu and Kashmir and North-Eastern regions. It’s Q/V band communication payload which is configured for demonstrating at higher frequency bands and Feo-stationary high-resolution camera which will help in carrying out high-resolution images. The optical communication payload will demonstrate a high rate of data transmission via the optical communication link.
GSAT 29 was launched on 14 November 2018 through rocket GSLV Mk III which is ISRO’s fifth-generation three stage heavy lift launch vehicle. It is capable of carrying satellites weighing 4000 kg in GTO.
The launch of GSAT 29 is a milestone in Indian technology as India’s heaviest launcher GSLV Mk III lifted India’s heaviest satellite GSAT 29. It will improve communication in rural areas and will boost the Digital India Mission.
ISRO’s next mission Gaganyaan is a manned mission which will take three Indian astronauts to space.
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Posted by The Telescope on Thursday, 15 November 2018