Q. Consider the following statements about India’s GSAT-24 satellite:
1. It has been placed into the geostationary orbit by ISRO.
2. GSAT-24 is a 24-Ku band communication satellite.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:

Explanation: GSAT-24:

  • India’s GSAT-24 satellite was successfully placed into the geostationary orbit by French agency Ariane space.
  • GSAT-24 is a 24-Ku band communication satellite. The satellite will provide high-quality television, broadcasting and telecommunications services.
  • GSAT-24 has been built by ISRO for New Space India Limited (NSIL). It weighs ~4200 kg.
  • It is the first ‘demand-driven’ communication satellite mission undertaken by NSIL post space sector reforms. NSIL has leased the entire satellite capacity to Tata Play.

Source: EPIC July 2022