Apr 15, 2010

GSAT-4

GSAT-4 was the nineteenth geo-stationary satellite of India built by ISRO and fourth in the GSAT series. GSAT-4 was basically an experimental satellite with the following new technologies intended to be tested:

  • Electric Propulsion System
  • Bus Management Unit
  • 1553 Bus for Data Communication
  • Miniaturised Dynamically Tuned Gyros
  • 36 AH Lithium Ion Battery
  • 70 V Bus for Ka band TWTAs 

However, GSAT-4 was not placed in orbit as GSLV-D3 could not complete the mission
 

Launch Mass: 
2220 Kg
Dimension: 
2.4 X 1.6 X 1.5
Mission Life: 
> 7 years
Launch Vehicle: 
GSLV-D3 / GSAT-4
Type of Satellite: 
Communication
Manufacturer: 
ISRO
Owner: 
ISRO
Application: 
Communication
Orbit Type: 
GSO