GSAT-7 Transponders Switched on Successfully

New Delhi: All the 11 communication transponders (operating in UHF, S, C and Ku-bands) of India’s advanced multiband communication satellite GSAT-7 have been successfully switched on and their performance is found to be normal. GSAT-7 is now positioned at its designated orbital slot of 74 deg East longitude in the geostationary orbit and In Orbit Testing (IOT) of the 11 transponders is in progress.

It may be recalled that India’s advanced multi-band communication satellite GSAT-7 was launched from Kourou, French Guiana in the early hours of August 30, 2013 and had been successfully placed in the Geosynchronous Orbit with an altitude of about 36,000 km above Earth’s surface yesterday on September 3, 2013 morning.

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