Bangalore: India is likely to launch a new communication satellite from its spaceport at Sriharikota which will augment existing capacity and services in the field. Indian Space Research Organisation scientists will give the go-ahead for the launch only after a mission-readiness review.
The launch window is 10-20 December.
The satellite, GSAT-5 Prime, is to be launched on the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F06).
The GSAT-5P carries 24 normal C-band and 12 Extended C-band transponders to augment communication services in areas like television broadcasting and telecom.
Positioned at 55 deg East longitude GSAT-5P will have a designed mission life of 12 years
The satellite weighs 2330 kg and has payload power requirement of 1700W. Satellite configuration and equipment panel layouts have been finalised as are payload subsystems and other subsystem packages.