Apr 18, 2001
GSAT-1 carrying three C-band transponders and one S-band transponder was launched on April 18, 2001 by GSLV-D1. GSAT-1 is used for conducting communication experiments like digital audio broadcast, internet services and compressed digital TV transmission. Several new spacecraft elements like improved reaction control thrusters, fast recovery star sensors and heat pipe radiator panels were also tested on this satellite.
18 April 2001
|Launch site||SHAR, Sriharikota|
|Launch vehicle||GSLV – D1|
|Orbit||Sun Synchronous Geo stationary orbit|
GSLV-D1 / GSAT-1
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