Cabinet nod to GSAt-18

Published on May 07, 2015 14:31:31 PM
The approval to build the new communication satellite GSAt-18 was given by the union cabinet on Wednesday.

The cabinet meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The satellite weighs 3425 Kg and is alike GSAT-10, said a statement issued regarding the satellite.

"The GSAT-18 spacecraft will provide replacement capacity supporting the existing television, telecommunication, Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) and VSAT services in the country," it said.

The new satellite supports all categories of the society and boosts the existing telecommunications, television, DSNG and VSAT services.