Communication satellite GSAT-31 to launch on February 6.
India’s 40th communication satellite GSAT-31, will set afloat on Wednesday. It is launching from the spaceport in French Guiana. The satellite is launching with a mission. A mission to have a life span of 15- years. It will provide continuity to operational services on some of the in-orbit satellites. Thus increases the Ku-band transponder capacity in Geostationary Orbit, the space agency report confirms.
In a statement, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said the satellite, weighs about 2,535 kg, will launch as per per schedule on board the Ariane-5 (VA247) from Kourou in French Guiana.
“The satellite GSAT-31 is configured on ISRO’s enhanced I-2K Bus by utilizing 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.
Indian Space Research Organisation also says that GSAT-31 will be in use to support Very Small Aperture Terminal networks, television up links. It will boost digital satellite news gathering, Direct-to-Home television services also. Cellular back haul connectivity and many such applications will get it’s benefits.
This satellite will also provide wide beam coverage to facilitate communication over large oceanic region. Oceanic region comprising large part of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. Wide band transponder is using to carry out this. Indian Space Research Organization further confirms.
ISRO added that two Ku-band beacon downlink signals are transmitted for ground tracking purpose. So now just one more day to witness another landmark of Indian Space Research Organisation.