15 July 2011
| 559 kilograms (1,232 lb)|
Satish Dhawan Space Centre
GSAT‑8, Jugnu, SRMSAT, GSAT‑7, INSAT‑3C
GSAT-12 is communication satellite designed and developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation.
GSAT-12 is considered to be a replacement of the aged satellite INSAT-3B. It will provide services like tele-education, tele-medicine, disaster management support and satellite internet access.
GSAT-12 holds the rare distinction of being launched by the all women core team. The project director was T.K.Anuradha, the mission director was Pramoda Hegde and the Operations director was Anuradha.S.Prakash.
GSAT-12 is equipped with 12 Extended C-band transponders.
GSAT-12 was launched onboard PSLV-XL C-17 from second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre on July 15, 2011. The tentative life of satellite is 8 years.