DD Free Dish DTH service will migrate to GSAT-15 satellite in November/December. GSAT-15 satellite is going to replace the Insat 4B satellite at 93.5° East orbit location.
GSAT-15 is an Indian communication satellite to augment the capacity of transponders to provided more bandwidth for Direct-to-Home television and VSAT services. The satellite will be the 10th one in the series of GSAT satellites. It is expected to launch on 10th Nov 2015 from Ariane 5 rocket along with ArabSat 6B satellite.
The satellite will carry 24 ku band transponders and 2 GAGAN navigational payloads. Besides that it will also carry 2 Ku-band beacons.
|Type/Applications:||Communication & GAGAN|
|Orbit Position:||93.5°E in Geo|
|Mission Life:||12 Years|
|Equipment’s:||24 Ku-band Transponders, 2 GAGAN Payloads, 2 Beacon Tx|
|Technical Details:||EIRP (Ku): 52 dBW
EIRP (L1): 30.2 dBW
EIRP (L5): 28.8 dBW
|Frequency (GHz)||Polarization||Frequency (GHz)||Polarization|
|1 to 6||14.00 – 14.25||Vertical||10.95 – 11.20||Horizontal|
|7 to 12||14.25 – 14.50||Vertical||11.45 – 11.70||Horizontal|
|13 to 18||14.00 – 14.25||Horizontal||10.95 – 11.70||Vertical|
|19 to 24||14.25 – 14.50||Horizontal||10.95 – 11.20||Vertical|