GSAT-17 is a communication satellite configured around I-3K extended bus with a lift-off mass of about 3,425 kg and 6 kW power generation capacity. The satellite’s transponders include C-band, Lower Extended C-band and Upper Extended C-band transponders. The spacecraft also carries CxS and SxC MSS transponders as well as DRT & SAS&R payloads.

The satellite is scheduled to be launched during end of June 2017 by Ariane-5 launch vehicle from French Guiana.