Satellite footprints

GSAT-12 at 83° East

Position:83° East
Manufacturer:Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
Operator:Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
Launch operator:Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
Launch vehicle:PSLV
Launch date:07/15/2011
Expected lifetime:8 Years

GSAT-12 Geostationary Communication Satellite was built by and is operated by ISRO from India. GSAT-12 had a launch mass of about 1,410kgs at lift-off. GSAT-12 was configured to carry 12 Extended C-band transponders to meet the country’s growing demand for transponders in a short turn-around-time.

The 12 Extended C-band transponders of GSAT-12 augments the capacity in the INSAT system for various communication services like Tele-education, Telemedicine and for Village Resource Centers (VRC).

GSAT-12 was successfully launched on July 15th, 2011 on a PSLV rocket, operated by ISRO, from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in India.

GSAT-12 at 83° East

GSAT-12 satellite under construction
ISRO's PSLV rocket ready for launch
ISRO's PSLV rocket launching GSAT-12
INSAT-4B satellite in orbit

GSAT-12 at 83° East

ISRO GSAT-12 launch kit

GSAT-12 at 83° East

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