IndianEra > Editor's pick > Gsat-30: ISRO’s First Satellite in 2020 Launched!

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully made its first launch of 2020 at 2.35 am on January 17, 2020.

The European Space Agency’s heavyweight launch vehicle Ariane-5 launched this communication satellite named Gsat-30 from French Guiana.


The 3,357-kg satellite made it to the geosynchronous orbit within 38 minutes of its launch.

As a replacement to the Insat-4A spacecraft services, the Gsat-30 will do extensive coverage of Indian subcontinent and islands through Ku-band and Gulf nations in C-band, a major portion of Asia and Australia.

GSAT30 Launch

The satellite will be majorly used for television uplinking, teleport services, digital satellite news gathering, DTH services, cellular backhaul connectivity and more applications.

Upon beginning its operations, the Gsat-30 satellite is expected to help build digital gaps in rural connectivity.

GSAT30 Technical Details

IndianEra congratulates ISRO and Arianespace for the successful launch of #GSAT30!

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Posted by IndianEra, 17/01/2020
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