The latest Indian telecommunications satellite, GSAT-29, has been pushed further than expected on Friday morning, said the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
The satellite’s orbit was successfully raised when the liquid apogee engine was launched at 10:27 for an hour and forty minutes. From then on, the GSAT-29’s apogee / perigee was 35,837 km and 32,825 km. It takes 22.7 hours for the satellite to gravitate around the Earth.
The state-of-the-art communications satellite, which will also connect Jammu and Kashmir to the Northeast states as part of the Digital India program, has been put into orbit by the latest and heaviest geosynchronous satellite launcher in India (GSLV). -Mk III / D2). ) Wednesday.
On Wednesday, ISRO Chairman K. Sivan said the three operations would elevate the satellite into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) into geostationary orbit (GSO).
The first operation took place on Thursday morning and started the engine of the satellite for one hour and thirty-five minutes.
With a 10-year lifespan, GSAT-29 is a multi-beam satellite carrying Ka / Ku high-performance communication transmitters.
In addition, several new technologies, such as the Q / V bandwidth payload, data transmission via the optical communication link, will also be demonstrated to help in the realization of future advanced satellites, Sivan said.
The payload of the Q / V band, the transmission of data through the optical communication link would be used for satellite-to-satellite communication, said D.K. Das, Director, Space Applications Center, ISRO. Its frequency is not yet congested.
The satellite also carries a 55-meter geo-high resolution camera that would be attached to weather satellites once started, Sivan said.
A combination of high-performance satellites (GSAT-19, GSAT-29, GSAT-11 and GSAT-20) would provide the high-speed Internet needed for the success of the Digital India program, he added.