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June 29, 2017
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India's latest communication satellite, GSAT-17 was inducted into the INSAT/GSAT system
on June 29, 2017 from Kourou, French Guiana by Ariane-5 VA-238. Weighing 3477 kg at
lift-off, GSAT-17 carries Payloads in Normal C-band, Extended C-band and S-band to
provide various communication services. GSAT-17 also carries equipment for
metereological data relay and satellite based search and rescue services being provided
by earlier INSAT satellites.
GSAT-17 is designed to provide continuity of services on operational satellites in
C-band, Extended C-band and S-bands. GSAT-17 was launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer
Orbit (GTO) by Ariane-5 VA-238 launch vehicle. After its injection into GTO, ISRO's
Master Control Facility (MCF) at Hassan takes control of GSAT-17 and performs the
initial orbit raising maneuvers using the Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM) of the satellite,
placing it in circular Geostationary Orbit.
The designed in-orbit operational life of GSAT-17 is about 15 years.
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