The GSAT-24 satellite, built by ISRO for NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), was successfully launched from Kourou, French Guiana (South America), by the French company Arianespace.
GSAT-24 is a 24-Ku band communication satellite, weighing 4,180 kg, covering the entire territory of India and meeting the needs of DTH applications.
This is NSIL’s first “demand-driven” communications satellite mission after space sector reform. NSIL, an Indian government company under the Department of Space, has leased its entire satellite capacity to Tata Play.
GSAT-24 was launched aboard Ariane-V VA257 from the European Spaceport Guiana Space Centre in Kourou.