The GSAT-11 with its
lift-off mass of about 5600 Kg is the heaviest communication spacecraft
to be launched in the year 2017.
GSAT-11 is planned to be launched using Ariane-5 launch vehicle.
GSAT-11 is a multi-beam satellite with 32 user beams and 8 hub beams
operating over India in Ka/Ku bands employing frequency reuse technique.
It will provide higher capacity for interactive applications using VSAT
terminals compared to older generation three tonne INSAT/GSAT
This information was provided by the Union Minister of State
(Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS
PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space,
Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.