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GSAT-8

Launch Date:21.05.2011

GSAT-8

GSAT-8 is a communication satellite configured around 3000 Kg class (I-3K) bus with a lift-off mass of 3093 kg and 6 kW power generation capacity with a mission life of more than 12 years. The satellite, launched in May 21, 2011, was placed in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) orbit at 55ºE longitude. This satellite carries Ku-band transponders covering Indian mainland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands as well as two channel GAGAN (GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation) payload.   

Mission Communication satellite to provide Telecommunication, Broadcast and Navigation services
Lift-off Mass 3093 Kg
Spacecraft Power Solar array providing 6242 watts three 100 Ah Lithium Ion batteries
Platform System I-3K Bus ( I-3000) Bus
Propulsion 440 Newton Liquid Apogee Motors (LAM) with mono Methyl Hydrazine ( MMH) as fuel and Mixed oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) as oxidizer for orbit raising.
Stabilization 3-axis body stabilized in orbit using Earth Sensors, Sun Sensors, Momentum and Reaction Wheels, Magnetic Torquers and eight 10 Newton and eight 22 Newton bipropellant thrusters
Launch Date May 21, 2011
Launch Site Kourou, French Guiana
Launch Vehicle Ariane-5, V202
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