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GSAT-2

GSAT-2 is a 2000 kg class experimental communication satellite onboard the second developmental test flight of India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV-D2. The satellite carried four C-band transponders, two Ku-band transponders and a Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) payload operating in S-band and C-band for forward link and return link respectively.

GSAT-2 also carried four scientific experimental payloads - Total Radiation Dose Monitor (TRDM), Surface Charge Monitor (SCM), Solar X-ray Spectrometer (SOXS) and Coherent Radio Beacon Experiment (CRABEX).
 
Mission Communication
Weight 1800 kg
Launch date
May 8, 2003
Launch site SHAR, Sriharikota, India
Launch vehicle GSLV–D2
Orbit Geostationary orbit (48oE longitude)

 

प्रमोचन भार / Launch Mass: 
1800 Kg
प्रमोचक राकेट / Launch Vehicle: 
GSLV-D2 / GSAT-2
उपग्रह का प्रकार / Type of Satellite: 
Communication
निर्माता / Manufacturer: 
ISRO
स्‍वामी / Owner: 
ISRO
अनुप्रयोग / Application: 
Communication
कक्षा का प्रकार / Orbit Type: 
GSO