GSAT-11 satellite launched by Indian Space Research Organisation or ISRO’s popularly also known as “Big Bird” has been successfully launched in the space from the French spaceport of Kourou in South America. The main purpose of launching his satellite is to provide internet facility through this satellite in such remote areas where wired internet cannot be served to the customers.

G-SAT 11 Specifications and uses

This satellite weighs  5,854 kg and it is regarded as the heaviest satellite launched by India in the orbit. The launch of this satellite internet in India was the second attempt after the first failed bid in earlier May this year by ISRO.

G-SAT 11 is the first high next-generation satellite in India to provide high-speed broadband internet to different and remote regions of the country. This satellite was placed into space after its 102nd flight, the Ariane 5 rocket. According to the recent reports and updates about this internet-based satellite, it is found out that the satellite- Big Bird is healthy after the launch.

It was said by Dr K Sivan, ISRO that “GSAT-11 is the next generation high throughput communication satellite that will play a vital role in providing broadband services across the country. It will also provide a platform to demonstrate new generation applications”.

The most interesting feature of this newly launches a satellite by India is that this high-speed internet-based satellite will also aim to provide internet in the flights as well.

The Big Bird satellite has cost over 600 Crores. 


 GSAT-11 is equal to the power of all the communication satellites when sent in orbit by our country India. A specialist of communication informed NDTV that this internet-based satellite is like a constellation of 30 classical orbiting satellites.

Along with this heaviest satellite big Bird three other siblings of the same satellite GSAT-19, GSAT-29 and GSAT-20 will prove to be a game-changer for providing internet access and data communications for India and will aid the digital India program. Dr. Sivan adds.