Approval for GSAT-17 communication satellite and launch services

GST 17 Ib
GST 17 Ib

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for building of the GSAT-17. This is a communication satellite, weighing about 3425 Kg, for providing replacement capacity and in-orbit back up.
The GSAT-17 spacecraft project will require a total budget of Rs.1013.20 crore including launch services. All heritage proven bus system will be used to build the satellite in a period of 30 months. The satellite structure will be similar to the GSAT-10 satellite. The GSAT-17 will provide replacement capacity in different frequency bands and protect operational services.The GSAT-17 spacecraft will also augment and support existing telecommunication, television and VSAT services in the country, apart from providing in-orbit redundancy for societal services. This would, therefore, benefit all sections of society. The footprints of the GSAT-17 spacecraft would cover the entire mainland of the country.
The proposal to build the GSAT-17 is part of the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) efforts towards protecting the services of existing users and also building in-orbit spare capacity to meet contingency. wishes the very best.

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