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GSAT-31 is a communication satellite will support DTH television services and help to improve television uplinks.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is finally ready to launch its 40th communication satellite GSAT-31 from the spaceport in French Guiana on February 6.
One of the space agency said that this satellite has 15 years of mission life. During this period, it supports the continuity in operational services and expands the capacity of Ku-band transponder in Geostationary Orbit.
The total weight of the satellite is 2,535 kg. It is set to launch with the Ariane-5 (VA247) in Kourou, French Guiana.
The satellite covers the mainland India and nearby islands. This satellite was build as per the previous procedures from INSAT/GSAT series. It is configured with the improved I-2K Bus type.
ISRO said that the GSAT-31 communication satellite is going to use as VSAT networks support, DTH television services, television uplinks, digital satellite news gathering, cellular backhaul connectivity and other related applications.
The satellite is going to cover a large oceanic region includes the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal with its wide bean coverage to promote the best communication. The transmission of two Ku-band beacon downlink signals is for ground tracking purpose.