Discussion in 'Satellite Launches and Retirements' started by solly, Mar 18, 2017.
india satellite plan launch 4 first gsat 9
the launch delay to 5 may
Which position will be?
Any additional information about this new bird? Coverage area?
GSAT-9 position will be 48°E. Insat-4CR is already there as a placeholder.
12 * 36 MHz Ku-band transponders (11.45...11.7 GHz).
Coverage probably only South Asia.
GSat 9 (South Asian Satellite)
TT&C on 4194 and 4197.5 MHz.
11:27 UTC open windows launch
next 8 minute launch
lunch suces gsat 9
2017-024A/42695 in 157 x 35936 km x 20.66°
2017-024B/42696 in 154 x 35940 km x 20.65°
satellite now 97e
Maybe INSAT-9 is stopping right now at 97.3°E, for in-orbit testing and slot reservation.
It is a planned INSAT slot.
The transponders may cover another band like 11.2...11.45 GHz, instead of the usual 11.45...11.7 GHz.
Confirmation by TLE today, INSAT-9 has indeed arrived at 97.3°E.
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