ISRO Launched India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-11 for best internet speed
Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) heaviest and most-advanced high throughput communication satellite GSAT-11 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana on 5th December 2018. ISRO Launched India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-11 for best internet speed
ISRO has added another proud moment in the history and development of India by launching the GSAT-11 satellite which will give internet speed of 14GBPS (Gygabytes per second). That means you can download the heaviest files in matter of seconds rather than just keep waiting for it to download for minutes.
According to Dr K Sivan, Chairman of ISRO : “GSAT-11 will boost the broadband connectivity to rural and inaccessible Gram Panchayats in the country coming under the Bharat Net Project, which is part of Digital India Programme,” Stating that GSAT-11 is going to be the “richest space asset” for India, Sivan said “…..it is going to provide something like 16 GBPS data link services to the country.” It is the third in a series of four satellites aimed at achieving the government’s ambitious target to provide high data connectivity of 100 GBPS in the country under the Digital India Mission, he added.
The Bharat Net Project aims to enhance the public welfare schemes like e-banking, e-health, e-governance among others. Weighing about 5,854 kg, the GSAT-11 is the “heaviest” satellite built by ISRO.
It is a next generation “high throughput” communication satellite configured around ISRO’s I-6K Bus, and has a designed lifetime of more than 15 years. Subsequently, the two solar arrays and four antenna reflectors of GSAT-11 will be deployed in orbit. The satellite will be operational after the successful completion of all in-orbit tests.
In the last 21 days, ISRO successfully completed three satellite and two launch vehicle missions.