GSAT-31 in deployed configuration
|Mission duration||Planned: 15 years |
Elapsed: 10 months, 3 days
|Manufacturer||ISRO Satellite Centre|
Space Applications Centre
|Launch mass||2,536 kg (5,591 lb)|
|Power||solar arrays, batteries|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||6 February 2019|
|Rocket||Ariance 5 VCA|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-3|
48°E (Feb to Sept 2019)
The satellite main communication payload is Ku band and act as a replacement of the aging INSAT-4CR. The satellite will provide advance tele-communication to Indian subcontinent. It will be used for VSAT networks, television uplinks, digital signage new gathering, DTH services and other communication systems, this is the 40th communication satellite launched by ISRO and the 22nd launch of ISRO satellite by Arianespace.
On July 2019, GSAT-31 maneuvered to lower its altitude and drifted eastward to reach new slot at 82.95°E on 31 August 2019.
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