GSAT-14 is the twenty third geostationary communication satellite of India built by ISRO.
The main objectives of GSAT-14 mission are: i) To augment the In-orbit capacity of Extended C and Ku-band transponders ii) To provide a platform for new experiments.
The payloads of GSAT-14 are:
- Six extended C-band transponders for Indian mainland and island coverage with 36 dBW Edge Of Coverage- Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EOC-EIRP)
- Six Ku-band transponders covering the mainland India with 51.5 dBW EOC-EIRP
- Two Ka-band Beacons operating at 20.2 GHz and 30.5 GHz to carry out attenuation studies
Some of the new technologies being tested on GSAT-14 are:
- Fiber Optic Gyro
- Active Pixel Sun Sensor
- Ka band beacon propagation studies
- Thermal control coating experiments