Approval for GSAT-11 communication satellite

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New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today approved undertaking design and development of GSAT-11 communication satellite at a total cost of Rs. 500 crores.

The GSAT-11 is an advanced communication satellite, which will be a high capacity multi-beam Ku/Ka-band spacecraft.

The launch of GSAT-11 will augment the Ku-band capacity considerably for telecommunication services in the country.

With 16 beams in Ku-band and frequency reuse factor of 4, it can provide 10 GHz effective bandwidth equivalent to about 220 transponders of 36 MHz.

GSAT-11 employs a new 1-4K Bus. This craft is configured with two sided large solar array panels generating around 11 KW of DC power.

The craft structure is designed for a lift-off mass of about 4,500 kg with a dry mass of 2100 kg.

GSAT-11 is planned to be realized within 30 months and meant to provide telecom links with small Ku-band terminals operating all over India. (ANI)

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