|Mission duration||Planned: 12 years |
Elapsed: 6 years, 7 months, 26 days
|Manufacturer||ISRO Satellite Centre|
Space Applications Centre
|Launch mass||3,164 kg (6,975 lb)|
|Dry mass||1,440 kg (3,175 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||10 November 2015, 21:34:07UTC|
|Rocket||Ariane 5 ECA, VA-227|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-3|
|Entered service||4 January 2016|
|Perigee altitude||35,774 km (22,229 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||35,799 km (22,244 mi)|
|Epoch||11 June 2017, 00:27:58 UTC|
|Band||24 × Ku band|
GSAT-15 is an Indian communication satellite similar to GSAT-10 to augment the capacity of transponders to provide more bandwidth for Direct-to-Home television and VSAT services. It was successfully launched on 10 November 2015 at 21:34:07 UTC aboard an Ariane 5 rocket, along with the ArabSat 6B satellite.
The satellite carries 24 Ku band transponders and a GAGAN navigational payload operating in the L1 and L5 bands. Besides that it will also carry 2 Ku band beacons.
GSAT-15 has an estimated lifespan of 12 years. It will augment telecommunication, Direct-to-Home and radio navigation services.
Cost of launch and insurance: about ₹860 Crore.