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GSAT-16 launch postponed due to bad weather

The communication satellite will boost TV, internet, telephone and radio services

The GSAT-16 launch scheduled for early morning today has been postponed due to inclement weather conditions, Isro informed today.

The advanced

Developed by Isro, GSAT-16 was to carry Ku- and C-band transponders. It is configured to carry a total of 48 communication transponders, the largest by a communication satellite developed by Isro so far, in normal C-band, upper extended C-band and Ku-band.

GSAT-16’s liftoff mass is estimated at 3,180 kg. 

Indian National Satellite (INSAT) system, established in 1983, is one of the largest domestic consumption communication satellite systems in the Asia-Pacific Region. It presently comprises of 10 satellites providing transponders in S,C Ext-C and Ku-bands.

The satellite will boost public and private TV and radio services, large-scale Internet and telephone operations.

The new date for the launch has not been disclosed. 


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