|Mission duration||Planned: 10 years |
Elapsed: 3 years, 11 months
|Manufacturer||ISRO Satellite Centre|
Space Applications Centre
|Launch mass||3,423 kg (7,546 lb)|
|Power||solar arrays, batteries|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||14 November 2018|
11:38 UTC 
|Rocket||GSLV Mk III|
|Launch site||Satish Dhawan SLP|
|Band||Ka, Ku, Q band, V band, and optical communication payload|
GSAT-29 is a high-throughput communication satellite developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The mission aims at providing high-speed bandwidth to Village Resource Centres (VRC) in rural areas. The two Ku and Ka operational payloads will provide communication services to Jammu and Kashmir and Northeast India under Digital India programme. At the time of launch GSAT-29 was the heaviest satellite, weighing 3,423 kg (7,546 lb), that was placed in orbit by an Indian launch vehicle. Approved cost of GSAT-29 is ₹175.63 crore (US$22 million).
Apart from its main communication payload in Ka/Ku bands, GSAT-29 hosts few experimental payloads to mature their technology for use in future spacecraft.
The satellite was launched on 14 November 2018 through the second developmental flight of GSLV Mk III, that placed the GSAT-29 satellite into its planned geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO) over the equator. It joins the Indian National Satellite System (INSAT) fleet in geostationary orbit.
|LAM burn time||Height achieved||Inclination
|1||15 November 2018
|4875 sec||35,897 km (22,305 mi)||7,642 km (4,749 mi)||8.9°||13 hr|||
|2||16 November 2018
|4988 sec||35,837 km (22,268 mi)||32,825 km (20,397 mi)||0.31°||22 hr, 70 min|||
|3||17 November 2018
|207 sec||35,875 km (22,292 mi)||35,307 km (21,939 mi)||n/a||24hr|||