ISRO Commercial arm NSIL announces first satellite operation

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ISRO Commercial arm NSIL announces first satellite operation

NSIL is getting this satellite built by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) and will be launching it using Ariane-5 launcher operated by Arianespace.

NSIL said it has entered into necessary agreement with Tata Sky for utilising the satellite capacity on-board GSAT-24 and with Arianespace for seeking the launch services.

The GSAT-24 satellite mission will be fully funded by NSIL.

GSAT-24 satellite will be owned and operated by NSIL on a commercial basis.

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  • As part of this initiative, NSIL, a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE), under the Department of Space (DOS), is now undertaking its “1st demand driven communication satellite mission” named GSAT-24, a four-tonne class Ku- band satellite.

  • “The entire satellite capacity on-board GSAT-24 will be leased to its committed customer M/s Tata Sky for meeting their DTH application needs,” an NSIL statement said.

NSIL is envisaging the launch of GSAT-24 satellite during first quarter of 2022, it was stated.