ISRO

Nov 11, 2015

GSAT-15

GSAT-15, India’s latest Communication Satellite is a high power satellite being inducted into the INSAT/GSAT system. Weighing 3164 kg at lift-off, GSAT-15 carried a total of 24 communication transponders in Ku-band as well as a GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) payload operating in L1 and L5 bands. GSAT-15 is the third satellite to carry GAGAN payload after GAST-8 and GSAT-10, which are already providing navigation services from orbit. GSAT-15, carried a Ku-band beacon as well to help in accurately pointing ground antennas towards the satellite.

GSAT-15 was launched by Ariane-5 VA-227 launch vehicle from Kourou, French Guiana on early morning of November 11, 2015

 

    

Mission

Communication and Satellite Navigation

Weight

3164 kg (Mass at Lift – off)
1440 kg (Dry Mass)

Power

Solar array providing 6200 Watts and Three 100 AH Lithium-Ion batteries

Propulsion

Bi- propellant System

Launch date

November 11, 2015

Launch site

Kourou, French Guiana

Launch vehicle

Ariane-5 VA-227

Orbit

Geostationary (93.5° East longitude)

Co-located with INSAT-3A and INSAT-4B

Mission life

12 Years

Launch Mass: 
3164 kg
Mission Life: 
12 Years
Power: 
Solar array providing 6200 Watts and Three 100 AH Lithium-Ion batteries
Ariane-5 VA-227
Type of Satellite: 
Communication
Manufacturer: 
ISRO
Owner: 
ISRO
Application: 
Communication
Navigation
Orbit Type: 
GSO