October 5, 2021 – On September 28, 2021, NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) entrusted Arianespace with the launch of its GSAT-24 telecommunications satellite. GSAT-24 is scheduled for launch in the 1st quarter of 2022, from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on one of the seven Ariane 5 missions remaining to be performed with the heavy-lift launcher. This Ku-band satellite is a 4-ton class communications satellite built by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and will be placed into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO). Once orbited, GSAT-24 will provide high-quality television, telecommunications and broadcasting services. GSAT-24 satellite is the “1st Demand Driven communication satellite mission” undertaken by NSIL.