news agency PTI according, GSAT-24 is a 24-Ku band communication satellite, weighing 4,180 kg. It will give pan India coverage to meet the needs of DTH applications. NSIL is a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) under the Department of Space (DOS) and is the commercial arm of ISRO.
According to the report, as part of the “space reforms” announced by the government in June 2020, NSIL was mandated to undertake operational satellite missions on a “demand-driven” model, which involved building, launching, owning and building satellites. Responsibility for operation and service delivery.
The entire satellite capacity of GSAT-24 will be leased to Tata Group’s DTH business, Tata Play, to meet their DTH application needs.
Ariane 5 has successfully placed two satellites in geostationary orbit. GSAT-24 is configured on ISRO’s proven I-3k Bus with a mission life of 15 years.
The news agency explains that an NSIL official explained “The ‘demand-driven’ mode basically means that when the satellite is launched, it is already known who the end customers are going to be and for whom. There will be a lot of utilization and commitment so that you can use this satellite capability very effectively once you go into orbit.”<!–