GSAT-11

  • India’s heaviest and most advanced communications satellite
  • It was launched on board of Ariane 5 VA-246 rocket from Kourou Launch Base, French Guiana.
  • GSAT-11 also called Big Bird has been indigenously developed by ISRO.
  • Weighs 5854 kg
  • It will provide high data rate connectivity to Indian mainland and islands users through 32 user beams in Ku-band and 8 hub beams in Ka-band.
  • It will help provide satellite-based internet to remote places where cable-based internet cannot reach.
  • It will boost the broadband connectivity to rural and inaccessible gram panchayats in the country under Bharat Net Project, which is part of Digital India Program.