GSAT-31

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  • GSAT-31 would be placed at Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit.
  • GSAT-31 will augment the Ku-band transponder capacity in Geostationary Orbit.
  • GSAT-31 derives its heritage from ISRO’s earlier INSAT/GSAT satellite series and will provide continuity to operational services on some of the in-orbit satellites.
  • GSAT-31 will provide DTH Television Services, connectivity to VSATs for ATM, Stock-exchange, Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) and e-governance applications.
  • GSAT-31 will also be used for bulk data transfer for a host of emerging telecommunication applications.
  • GSAT-31 was launched from the launch vehicle Ariane 5 VA-247 from French Guinea.

GSAT-7A

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  • GSAT-7A is a high-tech communication satellite having new technologies including a Gregorian Antenna.
  • It is the 39th communication satellite of ISRO and will mainly be used for military applications.
  • Indian Air Force’s existing communication capabilities of satellites will be augmented with GSAT-7A.
  • GSAT-7A will offer services to the users in Ku-band over the Indian region.
  • Launched by GSLV from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.