Proud moment! 'Big Bird' ISRO GSAT-11 communication satellite launched! Check the big numbers

Dec 06, 2018, 14:33 PM IST
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In a proud moment for India, Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) GSAT-11, 34th communication satellite also called the "Big Bird" was launched into space on 5 December at 2:07 AM (IST) from French Guiana,  South America. Check the big numbers about 'Big Bird' ISRO GSAT-11 communication satellite below:

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ISRO GSAT-11 Launch: Heaviest satellite (5854 kgs)

ISRO GSAT-11 Launch: Heaviest satellite (5854 kgs)

ISRO GSAT-11 communication satellite weighs about 5854 kgs and is the heaviest satellite launched by the space organisation till date. (ISRO Twitter)

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ISRO GSAT-11 Launch: Will improve and boost broadband service

ISRO GSAT-11 Launch: Will improve and boost broadband service

ISRO GSAT-11 communication satellite has a lifespan of approximately 15 years, it was launched to improve and boost broadband services (up to 16 GBPS data link provision) and in-flight data connectivity in the country. 
 (ISRO website)

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ISRO GSAT-11 Launch: ISRO's second attempt

ISRO GSAT-11 Launch: ISRO's second attempt

This was ISRO's second attempt at launching the same satellite after failing at their first attempt on 25 May, earlier this year.  (Reuters)

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ISRO GSAT-11 Launch: Input cost was Rs. 600 cr

ISRO GSAT-11 Launch: Input cost was Rs. 600 cr

An investment of approximately Rs. 600 crore was made in order to put it together. It will get placed at about 36,000 km above the equator line.  (ISRO website)

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ISRO GSAT-11 Launch: Ariane 5 rocket was hired by ISRO

ISRO GSAT-11 Launch: Ariane 5 rocket was hired by ISRO

Ariane 5 rocket was hired by ISRO as its own launch vehicle GSLV MK III didn't have the capacity to hold satellites weighing more than 4 tonnes, and it spent 33 minutes in flight with Ariane 5VA-246.  (ISRO Twitter)

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ISRO GSAT-11 Launch: Capability of deviating signals to the remotest areas

ISRO GSAT-11 Launch: Capability of deviating signals to the remotest areas

ISRO GSAT-11 communication satellite possesses the capability of deviating signals to the remotest areas via 32 user beams in KU band and eight hub beams in KA band.  (ISRO website)

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