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Gsat 4

Also called Healthsat


Designation n/a
Launch date 15 Apr 2010
Country of origin India
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit  
Launch vehicle PSLV #6

End of life

Out of service 15 Apr 2010
Cause Launch failure
Decay yes

Was an experimental Ka-band satellite. It comprised 8 channels each of Ka-band regenerative and bent-pipe payloads, besides a navigation payload using CXL and CXC links. With digital connectivity on board. Also had a Ku-band capacity.

Also had an L-band payload for GAGAN (GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation) system.

Was also to test electric ion thrusters, and a 70-volt power bus.

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