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Jul 23, 1993


Insat-2A, B of the Insat-2 series of satellites built by ISRO, are multi-purpose satellites for telecommunication.

Mission Multipurpose Communication, meteorology and
Satellite based search and rescue
Weight 1906 kg with propellant
916 kg dry weight
Onboard power One KW approx.
Communication C, extended C and S band
Stabilization Three axis body stabilized with two Momentum
Wheels & one Reaction Wheel, Magnetic torquers
Propulsion Integrated bipropellant system ( MMH and N2 04) With sixteen 22 N thrusters and 440 N LAM.
Payload Transponders:
12C-band (for FSS),6 ext. C-band (for FSS)
2S-band (for BSS),1Data relay transponder (for met.data), 1 transponder for research and rescue,
Very High Resolution radiometer (VHRR) for
meteorological observation with 2 km resolution in
the visible and 8 km resolution in the IR band
Launch date July 23, 1993
Launch site French Guyana
Launch vehicle Ariane 4
Orbit Geostationary 93.5o E
Inclination 0o
Mission life Seven years(nominal)
Orbit life Very Long
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1906 kg
मिशन कालावधि / Mission Life : 
Seven years(nominal)
शक्ति / Power: 
One KW approx.
Ariane-44L H10+
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