ISRO to launch GSAT-24 mission after popular demand! See who will benefit

ISRO will launch the GSAT-24 satellite mission on June 22 from the Kourou, French Guinea spaceport. Here are all the details.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 12:38 IST
ISRO satellite
ISRO to launch the GSAT-24 satellite on June 22 (PTI)
ISRO satellite
ISRO to launch the GSAT-24 satellite on June 22 (PTI)

ISRO is launching another satellite mission later this month and this could benefit subscribers of DTH TV subscribers largely. The satellite mission, called the GSAT-24, is a communication satellite and will be launched by Arianespace from Kourou in French Guiana on June 22. As part of the mission status update from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), it said "NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), a Govt. of India company under the Department of Space (DoS), is undertaking GSAT-24 satellite mission as its 1st Demand Driven mission post space reforms”.

The GSAT-24 satelllite is earmarked for DTH operations and could help with the wider services distribution across the country. The GSTA-24 is a 24-Ku band communication satellite that weighs 4180 kg. The satellite will be able to provide with pan-India coverage for meeting DTH application needs.

ISRO to launch GSAT-24 satellite soon

As of now, GSAT-24 will be entirely used by one DTH service provider. The NSIL has leased the entire satellite capacity to Tata Play, said ISRO. Tata Play, erstwhile known as Tata Sky, will be using the satellite entirely for its service.

The GSAT-24 satellite completed its assembly, integration, and the environmental test under the PSR (Pre-Shipment Review) committee on May 2. Once that was completed, the satellite and all its allied equipment were then shipped to Kourou, French Guiana on May 18 using C-17 Globemaster aircraft, said a PTI report. As part of the launch procedures, the satellite is presently undergoing health/performance checks at cleanroom facilities in French Guiana, said ISRO.

On the other hand, ISRO is amping uppish preparations for the Gaganyaan mission that would take Indian astronauts to space. The manned flight's first stage was tested earlier last month, when ISRO successfully completed a static test of the human rated solid stage booster (HS200). The booster will power the GSLV Mk3 rocket that will take the Gaganyaan project to space. The mission is expected to launch next year with two unmanned space flights.

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First Published Date: 01 Jun, 09:43 IST