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Over eighty tele-education networks established using Edusat between 2004 and 2010

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NEW DELHI: A total of 83 tele-education networks connecting about 5000 interactive and about 55000 receive only terminals were established with the help of the Edusat satellite between September 2004 and October 2010.

Parliament was told today by Space Minister Jitendra Singh said the satellite had been planned for demonstrating the capabilities of satellite communication technology for education sector.

It was launched in September 2004 and supported the educational services till October 2010.
During this period, many educational transmission experiments were demonstrated using satellite communication networks.

After October 2010, the tele-education networks are migrated to other communication satellites like INSAT-3C, INSAT-4CR and GSAT-12.

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