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ISRO to build new class of powerful communication satellites


8 Jun 2011
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ISRO to build new class of powerful communication satellites
Press Trust Of India / Chennai/ Bangalore September 1, 2011, 0:15 IST

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans to build a class of powerful communication satellites that packs more capacity and new technologies, its Chairman K Radhakrishnan said here on Wednesday.

This kind of spacecraft would handle larger amount of power and accommodate more number of transponders in the same satellite, he said, adding ISRO planned to incorporate new technologies in them and get into higher bands. “Today, we are at Ku-band. We want to get into Ka band and even hig-her band. This is one of the priorities (in the coming Five-Year Plan (which starts in April next year),” Radhakrishnan, who is also Chairman of Space Commission and Secretary in the Department of Space, said.

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