GSAT-31 launched by ISRO | 06 Feb 2019

Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched GSAT-31 onboard Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana in South America.

  • GSAT-31 is India’s 40th communication satellite

About GSAT-31

  • Weight: 2,536 kg
  • Payload: Ku-Band Transponders
  • Coverage Area: India Mainland and Island
  • Mission Life: 15 Years
  • Orbit: Geostationary Orbit


  • The GSAT 31 will replace the satellites INSAT-4CR and INSAT-4A which are going to expire soon and will help in maintaining continuity of services currently provided by these satellites.
  • The satellite will provide connectivity to very small aperture terminals (VSAT) for ATM, stock exchange, e-governance applications, and Direct-to-Home (DTH) services.
  • It will also provide telecommunication applications for bulk data transfer for a host of applications, emergency communications, disaster management support.