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Breaking News : Isro plans satellite launches to boost transponder space
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A new Indian satellite will be launched by the end of the year to augment the C-Band capability, according to Antrix business development director R Parameswaran.

Parameswaran said this will increase the transponder capacity and help the Headend-In-The-Sky (HITS) programme.


He expected more satellites to be launched in the first and second quarter of next year and said this would vastly increase transponder availability by 2011-12.

In a conversation with indiantelevision.com founder and CEO Anil Wanvari in the concluding session of the India Digital Networks Summit, Parameswaran said Antrix was conscious that there was huge demand for transponder space with DTH and broadband on the rise.

He said new technologies were also being tried out to augment capacity. Antrix was also trying to get into the international market and already had around 35 satisfied parties for whom launch vehicles and satellites had been built.

Answering a question, he said policy issues did not fall within the ambit of Antrix but he would convey to the Government the anxieties of the television industry that there were delays because the media was not represented on any telecom body.

As the commercial & marketing arm of Indian Space Research Organization (Isro), Antrix is engaged in providing space products & services to international customers worldwide.


Antrix, which is a Rs 9.5 billion company, got the "Mini-ratna" status by the Central Government in 2008.

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ISRO to launch new satellite on December 20

Bangalore, Dec 11 (PTI) Indian Space Research Organisation has decided to launch its new communication satellite GSAT-5 Prime from the spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at around 4 pm on December 20.

Sources in the Bangalore-headquartered space agency told PTI that the mission readiness review in Sriharikota yesterday, chaired by ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan, gave the go-ahead for the mission.

"The satellite is slated to be moved to the launch-pad tomorrow", an ISRO official said.

The 2400-kg satellite, equipped with 24 normal C-band and 12 Extended C-band transponders, would be launched by home-made Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F06) powered by Russian cryogenic engine.

The exclusive C-band GSAT-5P has a designed mission life of 12 years.

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India needs more Ku-Band transponders than C-Ban tps .
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India to launch advanced communication satellite Dec 20
2010-12-13 12:10:00

Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) India will Dec 20 launch the advanced GSAT-5P communication satellite that will replace the ageing INSAT 2E and ensure continuity of telecom and television services, an official said.

'The launch window will open at 1600 hours on Dec 20,' Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) director (publications and public relations) S. Satish told IANS.

Carrying the 2,300 kg GSAT-5P with 36 transponders, India's heavy rocket - the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) - will blast off from ISRO's second launch pad at Sriharikota, around 80 km from here between 4 and 4.30 p.m.

According to officials, the fully assembled rocket was moved to the launch pad and anchored there Sunday morning around 7.45 a.m. The satellite was placed inside the heat shield last week.

ISRO officials told IANS that the process of filling the liquid and cryogenic fuel will begin around 30 hours before the actual flight when the countdown begins.

Prior to the countdown, ISRO will test the rocket's various systems. Its full systems test will be done Monday (Dec 13).

According to ISRO officials, the launch rehearsal will be held on Dec 17 but without the liquid and cryogenic fuel.

'If satisfied with the rocket's condition then the final clearance for the flight will be given. Then the rocket will be `armed'- connecting of all pyro systems to the batteries - so that they ignite when the command is given,' said an ISRO official.

ISRO is also likely to begin the New Year with the launch of Resourcesat-2, an earth observation satellite.

Remote sensing satellites send back pictures and other data for use. India is a major player in vending such data in the global market.

'Resourcesat-2 will be the replacement for Resourcesat-1, launched in 2003. For some time, both will work together,' Satish added.

Piggy-backing on it will be two small satellites made in Singapore and Russia.

The satellites will be carried by ISRO's another rocket called polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) and the launch date is around Jan 20.

According to ISRO officials the Resourcesat-2 and another small satellite are expected to reach Sriharikota by December end.

ISRO this year launched two major satellites - communication satellite GSAT-4 and remote sensing satellite Cartosat-2. While the launch of GSAT-4 failed as the GSLV rocket carrying it plunged into the sea due to an engine failure, Cartosat-2 was placed successfully in the orbit.

http://sify.com/news/india-to-launch-adv...bgfee.html

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(12-12-2010, 10:52 AM)SRK Wrote: India needs more Ku-Band transponders than C-Ban tps .

yes there is GSAT 8 for 55 deg which will contain 18 Ku Band Transponders which will come up in first quarter of 2011
ALL IZZ WELL @@ ALL IZZ WELL


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