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Launch Date
18.04.2001
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.

Mission Communication
Weight 1530 Kg
Launch date
18 April 2001
Launch site SHAR, Sriharikota
Launch vehicle GSLV – D1
Orbit Sun Synchronous Geo stationary orbit
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