BHEL had supplied four solar panels for GSAT-10, that have an area of 5.36 square metre each and comprise multi-junction solar cells in series and parallel combinations, with a total power capacity of 4000 watts.
The GSAT-10 satellite was launched from the Kourou launch base in French Guyana, and it is the heaviest Indian satellite built by ISRO and caters to the country’s telecommunications and television broadcasting requirements.
Prior to its supply, the space grade solar panels and batteries were manufactured and tested to strict space quality standards at the BHEL facility by highly skilled manpower.
BHEL, in collaboration with ISRO, also had established state-of-the-art 10,000 class clean room facilities at its Electronics Systems Division in Bangalore for the assembly and testing of Space Grade Solar Panels using high efficiency solar cells.
Till date, BHEL had supplied 55 solar panels totaling to 250 square metres of area and 40 batteries for various satellites of ISRO.