Satellite footprints

GSAT-19 at 19° East

Position:19° East
Manufacturer:Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
Operator:Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
Launch operator:Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
Launch vehicle:GSLV
Launch date:06/05/2017
Expected lifetime:15+ Years

The GSAT-19 satellite was constructed by ISRO based on their standard I-3K bus and carries Ka/Ku-band high throughput communication transponders as well as a Geostationary Radiation Spectrometer (GRASP) payload to monitor and study the nature of charged particles and the influence of space radiation on satellites and their electronic components.

GSAT-19 also features certain advanced spacecraft technologies including miniaturised heat pipe, fibre optic gyro, Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) accelerometer, Ku-band TTC-transponder as well an indigenous Lithium-ion Battery.

The satellite had a lift-off mass of 3,136kgs and was launched on ISRO’s GLSV Mk. III-D1 launch vehicle on June 5th, 2017 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (Sriharikota) launch base in India.

GSAT-19 at 19° East

GSAT-19 under test
GSAT-19 under test in anechoic chamber
GSAT-19 ready to launch
ISRO-GSLV Mk. III launcher lifted2

GSAT-19 at 19° East

GSAT-19 footprint