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.
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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