‘GSAT-30 is successfully launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Kourou launch base, French Guiana by Ariane-5 VA-2 on January 17, 2020. The launch of this communication satellite is ISRO’s first satellite launch of the year 2020.

GSAT-30 communication satellite was launched aboard Ariane 5 launch vehicle (VA 251). The satellite has the approximate weight of 3357 kg and will have a mission life of more than 15 years.

GSAT 30 will serve as a replacement to INSAT-4A spacecraft services. The satellite was launched along with the European Space Company’s telecommunication satellite- Eutelsat Konnect.

GSAT 30: All you need to know

Objective

The GSAT-30 communication satellite will aim to provide high-quality telecommunications, television and broadcasting services.

Points to be remembered

GSAT-30 is successfully launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Kourou launch base, French Guiana by Ariane-5 VA-2

GSAT-30 is an operational communication satellite with a mission life of up to 15 years. It has been configured to give a boost to communication services such as television uplink, DTH,  digital satellite news and VSAT. It weighs approximately 3357 kg.

 The satellite derives its heritage from ISRO’s previous INSAT/GSAT satellite series. It will replace INSAT-4A spacecraft services with enhanced coverage.

  GSAT-30 is configured on ISRO’s enhanced I-3K Bus structure to provide communication services from Geostationary orbit in C and Ku bands , which will help television broadcasters to broadcast their programmes across India, Australia, Gulf nations and a large number of Asian countries.

 The satellite was launched by ISRO in collaboration with the European aerospace company Arianespace. Launched by Ariane-5 VA-2 launch vehicle.

Significance

The communication satellite will be used to support VSAT networks, DTH television services, digital satellite news gathering, DTH television services, teleport services, television uplinking, cellular backhaul connectivity and other such applications. 

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