Public sector NewSpace India Ltd (NSIL) has decided to launch the communication satellite. Four-tonne GSAT-24 satellite through the Ariane-5 rocket belonging to the European aerospace agency Arianespace.
The GSAT-24 satellite fully funded by the NSIL. They expect it to launch during the first quarter of 2022.
The entire satellite capacity on-board GSAT-24 will be leased to its committed customer Tata Sky for meeting their DTH application needs.
Satellite orbits vary greatly, depending on the purpose of the satellite, and are classified in a number of ways. Also Well-known (overlapping) classes include low Earth orbit, polar orbit, and geostationary orbit.
According to NSIL, GSAT-24, a four-tonne class communication Ku-band satellite built by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).Also they will use an Ariane-5 rocket to put into orbit operated by Arianespace.
NSIL will own and operate the GSAT-24 satellite on a commercial basis.
NewSpace India Ltd apart from buying satellites made by ISRO can also lease assets from the latter.
Queried about transferring ISRO`s other satellites to NSIL, Sivan had said: “We are thinking about asset transfer on a lease basis. Plans are there.”
Speaking to IANS earlier, K. Sivan, Secretary, Department of Space and Chairman, ISRO said NSIL will acquire three communication satellites — GSAT 20, GSAT 22, and GSAT 24 — made by the ISRO.
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