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What is EDUSAT? What role can it play on spreading education?

Asked by PALASHKUMAR SARMAH, 14 Jul '08 09:23 pm
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GSat-3 or EDUSAT is the first Indian satellite built exclusively for serving the educational sector. It is mainly intended to meet the demand for an interactive satellite based distance education system for the country. It strongly reflects Indias commitment to use space technology for national development, especially for the development of population in remote and rural locations.
The 1950 kg EDUSAT is launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) Sriharikota into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) by ISROs GSLV Mk1(2) launch vehicle. From GTO, EDUSAT will reach the 36,000 km high Geostationary Orbit (GSO) by firing in stages, its in board Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM). In GSO, the satellite will be colocated with KALPANA-1 and INSAT-3C satellites at 74 deg East longitude.
Compared to the satellites launched in the INSAT series so far, EDUSAT will have several new technologies. The spacecraft is built around a standardized spacecraft bus called 1-2K. It has a multiple spot beam an ...more
Answered by Thermocare chennai, 09 Feb '11 10:09 am

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