First Satellite of 2020 “GSAT-30” successfully launched by ISRO on Jan 17, 2020

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First Satellite of 2020 “GSAT-30” successfully launched by ISRO on Jan 17, 2020

ISRO’s Indian telecommunication satellite GSAT-30 has been successfully launched into the “Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit” on January 17, 2020.

The satellite was launched from Kourou launch base, French Guiana located in the northeastern coast of South America. The launch has been done through European space agency vehicle Ariane-5 VA-251 (“GSAT-30 – ISRO”, 2020).

Here is all you need to know:

  • “GSAT-30 – ISRO”, (2020) has been proved as India’s “high power” communication satellite. The satellite is going to serve for the next 15 years with the high-quality e-governance applications, cellular backhaul connectivity, DTH television; connectivity to VSATs for ATM, telecommunications facilities, broadcasting services and Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) (“GSAT-30 – ISRO”, 2020).
  • The latest replacement for previous INSAT-4A spacecraft has been emphasized in the GSAT-30 mission on ISRO’s new I-3K Bus concept (“GSAT-30 – ISRO”, 2020).
  • The new concept aims to enhance an overall communication services in Ku and C bands at Indian mainland, islands, Gulf countries, Australia and other Asian countries (“GSAT-30 – ISRO”, 2020).
  • Gsat-30 was placed in the geosynchronous orbit which took exact 38 minutes after the liftoff from earth(“GSAT-30 – ISRO”, 2020).
  • “GSAT-30 – ISRO”, (2020) further stated that the GSAT-30 is specifically designed to give an optimum results and to increase an overall number of transponders on the spacecraft bus.
  • Arianespace holds the first place in the world for providing the commercial launch services since 1981. On Friday, January 17, 2020, the Arianespace has orbited their 24th satellites and launched their first flight of 2020 from Arianespace.

For latest updates, visit on: Isro.gov.in. (2020). GSAT-30 – ISRO. [Online] Available at: https://www.isro.gov.in/Spacecraft/gsat-30.