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SALIENT FEATURES OF GSAT-17


Mission

Advanced Communication Satellite

Payload

  • 24 Normal C Band Transponders
  • 12 Upper Ext C Band Transponders
  • 2 Lower Ext C Band Transponders
  • 2 Fwd and 1 Rtn MSS links
  • 1 DRT/SAS&R transponder

Orbit / Location

Geostationary Orbit / 93.50 East longitude

Mission Life

> 15 Years

Platform

I-3K bus

Cuboid Size

2.0m X 1.77m X 3.1m

Dry Mass

1545.9 Kg (excluding Pressurant)

Lift-off Mass

3475.5 Kg

Power

~ 6KW (EOL, SS) and

Two winged solar panels, three panels each on North and South wing, with multi junction solar cells, Eclipse support using 2 numbers of 144 Ah Li-lon batteries

Control System

3 axes body stabilized control system with sensors and actuators

Propulsion System

Unified Bipropellant system with 16 thruster configuration & One 440N Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM)

TTC System

Conventional C-band Telemetry, Tracking & Command Systems with automation features for TCP

Launch

29th June 2017 onboard Ariane-5 VA 238

Present status

In-Orbit