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GSAT-11: India's heaviest satellite launched

Published on December 08, 2018
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched India's heaviest and most-advanced communication satellite GSAT-11 into space.
GSAT-11: India's heaviest satellite launched
  • It was launched on board of Ariane 5 VA-246 rocket from Kourou Launch Base, French Guiana.

About GSAT-11:

  • GSAT-11, also called Big Bird, has been indigenously developed by ISRO. 
  • It weighs 5854 kgs, making it the heaviest Indian-made equipment that has been put into the orbit.
  • It will provide high data rate connectivity to Indian mainland and islands users through 32 user beams in Ku-band and 8 hub beams in Ka-band.
  • It is three to six times more powerful than any other ISRO's satellite.
  • It will help provide satellite-based internet to remote places where cable-based internet cannot reach.
  • It will boost the broadband connectivity to rural and inaccessible gram panchayats in the country under Bharat Net Project, which is a part of Digital India Programme.


Q. What is the name of India's heaviest and most-advanced communication satellite that has been successfully launched into space by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)?
a. GSAT-10
b. GSAT-110
c. GSAT-111
d. GSAT-11

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