The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched indigenous communication satellite GSAT-19. ISRO is working towards putting into orbit an indigenous communication satellite GSAT-19.
The first developmental flight of GSLV Mk-III launched campaign on 29th Sept., 2016 at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC).
The communication satellite GSAT-19 has weighing 3.3 tonne and carrying Ka/Ku band payloads. Ku Band is suitable for direct-to-home (DTH) platforms.
The space minister Jitendra Singh said in Rajya Sabha, the satellite assembly is in an advanced stage.
ISRO is working towards increasing the payload capacity of GSLV Mk-III beyond four tones in the coming years.