Satellite footprints

GSAT-29 at 55° East

Position:55° 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:11/14/2018
Expected lifetime:15+ Years

GSAT-29 satellite was build by ISRO and is a multi-beam, multi-band communication satellite for India. The satellite was configured around the ISRO’s enhanced I-3K bus.

GSAT-29 carries Ka/Ku-band high throughput communication transponders which will bridge the digital divide of users including those in Jammu & Kashmir and North Eastern regions of India. The satellite also carries Q/V-band payload, configured for technology demonstration at higher frequency bands and Geo-stationary High Resolution Camera. For the first time, an optical communication payload will be utilized for data transmission.

The satellite had a lift-off mass of 3,423kgs and was launched on ISRO’s GSLV Mk.III-D1 launch vehicle on November 14th, 2018 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (Sriharikota) launch base in India.

GSAT-29 at 55° East

GSAT-29 under construction
GSAT-29 encapsulated
GSAT-29 ready for launch
GSAT-29 satellite in orbit

GSAT-29 at 55° East

GSAT-29 footprint