What is South Asia Satellite?

What is South Asia Satellite?

Earlier named SAARC Satellite, the idea was first mooted by PM of India in 2014. It is a part of the India’s Neighborhood First policy. SAS is communication cum meteorological Satellite especially built for the South Asia region.

SAS utility:

It will provide communication, telemedicine, meteorological forecasting and broadcasting services in the South Asia region.

Implications:

√ SAARC minus one: Pakistan pulled out from the SAARC Satellite so it was renamed as South Asia Satellite & is indicative of India’s will to carry on with it’s plan for the neighborhood. SAARC minus one = SAARC – Pakistan.

√ Increase in India’s goodwill in the region

√ Will counter the impact of China in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Nepal.

Operational cost of the project: 450 Cr

Transponders used: 12 Ku band transponders

Launch Date: 5th May

Project completion time: 18 months

Developed by: ISRO

With Great Love,

Er. Amit Yadav

http://www.stayfoolish.in

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