India’s next generation high throughput communication satellite, GSAT-11 was successfully launched on December 05, 2018 from Kourou launch base, French Guiana by Ariane-5 VA-246. Weighing about 5854 kg, GSAT-11 is the heaviest satellite built by ISRO.
GSAT-11 is the fore-runner in the series of advanced communication satellites with multi-spot beam antenna coverage over Indian mainland and Islands. GSAT-11 will play a vital role in providing broadband services across the country. It will also provide a platform to demonstrate new generation applications.
GSAT-11 was launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit and subsequently ISRO's Master Control Facility at Hassan taken over the control of GSAT-11 to perform the initial orbit raising maneuvers using the Liquid Apogee Motor of the satellite for placing it in circular Geostationary Orbit.
- To meet unprecedented data demands: Greater capacity and high data rates over regions using spot beams
- Supporting BharathNet connectivity: Substantial bandwidth coverage to Gram Panchayats for supporting e-Governance and other digital platforms.
- VSAT Terminals: Large capacity platform to support a huge subscriber base
- Enterprise network and consumer broadband applications: Support high data applications.
- Unlock new applications: Reaching out to different strata of the society through Digital India platform.