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GSAT-N2 (GSAT-20):SIMPLIFIER



  Jun 20, 2024

GSAT-N2 (GSAT-20):SIMPLIFIER



1. What is GSAT-N2?
GSAT-N2, also known as GSAT-20, is a Ka-band high throughput communication satellite operated by NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), a government company under the Department of Space.

2. What is the purpose of GSAT-N2?
GSAT-N2 aims to enhance broadband services and in-flight connectivity (IFC) across India through its advanced satellite communication capabilities.

3. What are the key features of GSAT-N2?
• It features multiple spot beams and wideband Ka x Ka transponders to support high system throughput.

• The satellite has a lift-off mass of 4700 kg and a mission life of 14 years.

• It supports 32 user beams across India, with specific coverage for different regions using narrow and wide spot beams.

• GSAT-N2 is equipped with a bi-propellant propulsion system, solar panels, Li-Ion batteries, and an Attitude and Orbit Control System (AOCS) for precise orbit and attitude control.

4. Who operates GSAT-N2?
GSAT-N2 is operated by NSIL, which is the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

5. What is the significance of Ka-band technology in GSAT-N2?
Ka-band technology enables higher data transmission rates and efficient use of frequency spectrum, making it ideal for broadband internet services and in-flight connectivity applications.

6. How does GSAT-N2 contribute to India’s communication infrastructure?
GSAT-N2 significantly enhances communication capabilities by providing robust broadband services and improving connectivity across the country, supporting a large subscriber base with small user terminals.

These answers provide an overview of GSAT-N2’s capabilities and its role in enhancing communication services in India.




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