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NSIL announced its First Demand Driven Communication Satellite

Published on October 04, 2021
Current Context: The New Space India Limited (NSIL) which is the new arm of ISRO has announced its first demand-driven communication satellite mission.
NSIL announced its First Demand Driven Communication Satellite
  • This mission will be part of space reforms that were announced by GOI in June 2020.
  • The mission is named GSAT 24, a four-tonne class Ku band satellite.
  • The satellite will be leased to Tata Sky. It will use this satellite for its DTH applications.
  • It will be launched during the first quarter of 2022.
  • The NSIL has the permission to build, launch, own and operate the satellite and provide services to its committed customer.
  • This GSAT 24 will be built by ISRO.
  • It will be launched using the Ariane-5 launcher which is operated by Arianespace.
  • The satellite will be owned and operated by NSIL on a commercial basis.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of NSL: Bengaluru
    • Chairman and MD of NSIL: G Narayana


Q.1 Which entity will make use of the GSAT 24 satellite, which is the first demand-driven communication satellite of NSIL, the ISRO’s arm?
a. Dish TV
b. Airtel Digital TV
c. Tata Sky
d. Sun Direct
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