ISRO

Jan 05, 2014

GSAT-14

GSAT-14 is the twenty third geostationary communication satellite of India built by ISRO. The main objectives of GSAT-14 mission are:

i) To augment the In-orbit capacity of Extended C and Ku-band transponders

ii) To provide a platform for new experiments.

The payloads of GSAT-14 are:

  • Six extended C-band transponders for Indian mainland and island coverage with 36 dBW Edge Of Coverage- Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EOC-EIRP)
  • Six Ku-band transponders covering the mainland India with 51.5 dBW EOC-EIRP
  • Two Ka-band Beacons operating at 20.2 GHz and 30.5 GHz to carry out attenuation studies

Some of the new technologies being tested on GSAT-14 are:

  • Fibre Optic Gyro
  • Active Pixel Sun Sensor
  • Ka band beacon propagation studies
  • Thermal control coating experiments
Mass At Lift-Off 1982 kg
Overall Size (m) 2.0 X 2.0 X 3.6
Power 2600 W
Attitude and Orbit Control System (AOCS) Momentum biased 3-axis stabilized mode
Propulsion System Bi propellant-Mono Methyl Hydrazine and Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3)
Antennae One 2m and one 2.2 m single shell shaped reflector Antennae (transmit and receive)
Launch date
January 05, 2014
Launch site SDSC, SHAR
Launch vehicle GSLV-D5
Orbit 74 deg East longitude in geostationary orbit
Mission life 12 Years

 

Launch Mass: 
1982 kg
Dimension: 
2.0 X 2.0 X 3.6
Mission Life: 
12 Years
Power: 
2600 W
Launch Vehicle: 
GSLV-D5/GSAT-14
Type of Satellite: 
Communication
Manufacturer: 
ISRO
Owner: 
ISRO
Application: 
Communication
Orbit Type: 
GSO
payloads: 
Six Extended C-band transponders
Six Ku-band transponders
Two Ka-band Beacons