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GSAT 2 is an Indian (ISRO) geostationary communications and space monitoring spacecraft that was launched by a 414 tonne GSLV-D2 rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota on the southeastern coast of India at 11:28 UT on 8 May 2003. The main mission was to test for the second time the rocket configuration, with the proven PSLV lower stages and a cryogenic third stage that uses a Russian motor. The 1.9 tonne, 1.4 kW GSAT 2 carries four C-band and two Ku-band transponders to provide voice and video transmissions to India and neighboring countries. It was maneuvered into the designated parking lot at 48 deg-E longitude on 19 May 2003. For more details, see

Alternate Names

  • 27807
  • GSAT2
  • GramSat 2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2003-05-08
Launch Vehicle: GSLV-MkI
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India

Funding Agency

  • Indian Space Research Organization (India)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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