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Status

GSLV Mk II | GSAT-7A

Window Opens
Dec 19, 2018
Window Closes
Dec 19, 2018

Launch Vehicle

GSLV Mk II
ISRO
Status: Active
Price: $47.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 7,887 kN
Payload to LEO: 5,000 kg
Payload to GTO: 2,500 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 4
Rocket Height: 49.13 m
Fairing Diameter: 3.4 m
Fairing Height: 7.8 m

Missions

GSAT-7A

GSAT-7A is an advanced military communications satellite meant exclusively for the Indian Air Force. It is currently being developed in ISRO Satellite Centre. GSAT-7A is similar to Indian navy's GSAT-7 and the Indian Air Force will be the sole operator of the satellite. GSAT-7A will enable IAF to interlink different ground radar stations, ground airbase and Airborne early warning and control (AWACS) aircraft such as Beriev A-50 Phalcon and DRDO AEW&CS. The satellite will enhance Network-centric warfare capabilities of the Indian Air Force and therefore enhance its global operations.
Geostationary Transfer Orbit

Location