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Gsat 1



General


Designation 26745 / 01015A
Launch date 18 Apr 2001
Country of origin India
Mission Technology
Geostationary orbit should have gone to 48°E
Launch vehicle GSLV #1
Launch site Sriharikota

The satellite was not placed in the perfect orbit. Moreover an inequal filling of the fuel tanks caused the satellite to tilt, which caused the satellite to use all its fuel to try and stabilize it. Therefore a GEO orbit could not be reached and the satellite is used for a few communication experiments, but nothing useful.

The first flight of GSLV costed Rs 11.05 billion The second launch pad was being built at a cost of Rs 2.89 billion.

Aimed at demonstrating advanced communication technologies such as digital audio, data and video broadcasting.

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Specifications


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Platform  
Mass at launch 1540 kg
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Design lifetime 3 years

Has a 440 N ISRO liquid apogee motor.

S-band


Main transponders 2
Backup transponders  
Power 140 W
Bandwidth  
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EIRP max  
G/T max  
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C-band


Main transponders 3
Backup transponders  
Power 140 W
Bandwidth  
Coverage  
EIRP max  
G/T max  
Polarization  


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