Newsletter Subscription

Thursday, May 25, 2017

India's GSAT-10 satellite continues its checkout for upcoming Ariane 5 mission

Test deployments of the antenna reflectors on India’s GSAT-10 telecommunications satellite have been performed as part of pre-flight preparations for this payload, which is one of two spacecraft on Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission from the Spaceport in French Guiana.

GSAT-10’s two reflectors, located on the “east” and “west” side of its rectangular-shaped body, were opened in the S5C high bay area of the Spaceport’s S5 payload preparation center – where the satellite’s solar panels previously were extended during the ongoing checkout process.

Related Research on
Global Satellite Transponder Market, Forecast to 2023

Developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), GSAT-10 will provide Ku- and C-band relay capacity when it joins the Indian National Satellite (INSAT) system of geostationary spacecraft. The platform is based on ISRO's I-3K satellite bus with a power capability of some six kilowatts, and carries 30 transponders and the GAGAN (GPS and GEO augmented navigation) system.

After its fueling, GSAT-10 will have a liftoff mass of approximately 3,400 kg.

For its upcoming launch on September 21, GSAT-10 will be lofted along with the ASTRA 2F satellite as its co-passenger on Arianespace’s fifth heavy-lift Ariane 5 mission so far in 2012.  It will be the 209th flight of an Ariane family vehicle since the introduction of this European-built launcher series in 1979.

Source : Arianespace

Published on ASDNews: Aug 17, 2012


Global MilSatCom 2017 Conference

Nov 7 - 9, 2017 - London, United Kingdom

Register More info

Countering Violent Extremism 2017 Conference

Jun 20 - 22, 2017 - London, United Kingdom

Register More info

© 2004-2017 • ASDNews • be the first to know • contact usterms & conditionsprivacy policyadvertisingfaqs