GSAT-17 is a communication satellite configured around I-3K extended bus with a lift off mass of 3425 kg and 6 KW power generation capacity. The satellite's commercial transponders include Ku-band, Normal C-band and Extended C-band transponders. The satellite also carries CxS and SxC transponders as well as DRT and SAR transponders. 

The satellite is scheduled to be launched during Fourth Quarter of 2016 onboard Ariane-5 Launch Vehicle