GSAT-9 is succesfully launched by GSLV in to Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit(GTO). It was launched from second launch pad at satish dhawan space centre,sriharikota.
GSAT-9 is configured around the ISRO's standard 1-2k bus with a lift of mass off 22330kg. The main structure of the sattelite is a cuboid in shape of built around a central cylinder. It carries communication transponders, there are two solar arrays consists of triple junctions solar cells which generate 3,500 watts of electrical power.
Aocs(Attitude and orbit control system) of sattelite maintain its orientation with the help of magnetic torques and thrustuers.The satellite’s propulsion system consists of a Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM) and chemical thrusters using liquid propellants for initial orbit raising.
Purpose of GSAT-9 : The primary object of GSAT-9 is to provide various communication applications in KU-band with a coverage over south asian countries.
GSLV : GSLV is abbreviated as GEO synchronous sattelite launch vechile. It is an expendible launch system operated by Indian Space Research Orgonisation(ISRO).
KU-band : KU-band is a portion of electromagnetic spectrum in the microwave range of frequencies ranging from 11.7 to 12.7 Ghz for downlink frequencies and 14 to 14.5 Ghz for uplink frequencies.
Applications : DTH, e-governance, telemedicine, banking, VSAT and Other supporting applications include Disaster management support, meteorological data broadcasting
Launch mass : 22330 kg
Mission life : 12 years
Power : 3,500 Watts
Launch vechile : GSLV-F09
Manufacturer : ISRO
Applications : Communications
Orbit type : GTO