The Edusat satellite was planned for demonstrating the capabilities of satellite communication technology for education sector. The satellite was launched in September 2004 and supported the educational services till October 2010. During this period, 83 tele-education networks connecting about 5000 interactive and about 55000 receive only terminals were established and 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.
This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.