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Monday, May 8

[Science & Tech] GSAT 9 Satellite - South Asian Satellite [May 5, 2017]

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GSAT 9 [3 Marks]
  • It is a communication satellite also known as South Asia Satellite.
  • It was successfully launched by GSLV F09 launch Vechicle on May 5, 2017 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota of Andhra Pradesh.
  • It has 12 Ku band telecommunication satellite which benefits the SAARC nations except the Pakistan.
  • The Partners Include
    • Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka
    • Of the 8 Members of the SAARC Nations Only Pakistan did not participate in this programme.

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