GSAT-9 is a multi band communication and observation satellite. It carries a GAGAN (regional Indian GPS navigational system) navigation payload to provide GPS services to security forces and air traffic control organizations. Weighing about 2330 kg, satellite has an operational lifetime of 12 years.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bangalore. Its vision is to "harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration."