Arianespace, India’s first space PSU for Tata Sky, will launch NSIL’s first demand-based communications satellite on June 22, according to French satellite launch service providers.
The Ku-Band four-ton GSAT-24, developed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for Newspace India Limited (NSIL), provides high-quality television, telecommunications and broadcasting services across India.
“The first Ariane 5 of the year will orbit two geostationary telecommunications satellites, MEASAT-3d and GSAT-24,” Arianespace said in a statement.
MEASAT, a leading Malaysian satellite operator, and NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), an Indian government agency under the Department of Space (DOS), have said they will launch the satellites for two long-term Arianespace customers.
“The Ariane 5 launch from the Guyana Space Center, Europe’s spaceport is scheduled for June 22 from 21:03 to 22:43 UTC in the launch window,” Arianespace said.
MEASAT-3d is housed in the 91.5 ° E orbital slot along with MEASAT-3a and MEASAT-3b, a multi-mission telecommunications satellite built by Airbus Defense and space. “The new satellite will significantly increase broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps per user in areas with limited or no geographical network across Malaysia, but will eventually provide redundancy and additional capability for 8K video distribution across the Asia-Pacific region.”
Last year, NSIL announced that the entire satellite capacity on the GSAT-24 would be leased to its committed customer, Tata Sky, to meet their DTH application requirements.