GSAT-24 was launched on-board Ariane-V VA257 flight from the Guiana Space Centre, Europe’s spaceport in Kourou by French company Arianespace. The communication satellite built for NewSpace India Limited (NSIL).

India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-24 successfully launched by French company Arianespace from Kourou in French Guiana. GSAT 24 is a 24-Ku band communication satellite weighing 4180 kg with pan-India coverage for meeting DTH application needs. It was first “demand-driven” communication satellite mission post space sector reforms. “Demand driven’ mode is the condition where the end customer is well defined and the projects are undertaken to meet the demands of the customer.

GSAT-24 will be leased to Tata Play, the DTH business of Tata Group, for meeting their DTH application needs. The mission is fully funded by NSIL, which includes satellite, launch, launch campaign, insurance, transportation, in-orbit maintenance and support. After the satellite is up in orbit, this will be fully owned and operated by NSIL

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