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Dec 07, 1995


Power of four C-band transponders increased to improve communication facilities in remote areas like Northeast and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Coverage of two other C-band transponders is enlarged to include parts of Southeast Asia, Central Asia and West Asia
Mission Communication
Weight 2106 kg with propellants 946 kg dry weight
Onboard power 1320 Watts
Communication C extended C, S and Ku bands
Stabilization Three axis stabilized with two Momen'tum Wheels
& one Reaction Wheel, Magnetic torquers
Propulsion Integrated bipropellant system ( MMH and N2 04) With sixteen 22N thrusters and 440N LAM.
Payload Transponders:
16C-band / extended C-band transponders (for FSS),
2 high power C-band transponders (for BSS),
1S-band transponder (for BSS),1C/S-band mobile
communication transponder, 3 Ku-band transponders
Launch date December 7, 1995
Launch site French Guyana
Launch vehicle Ariane4
Orbit Geostationary 93.5 deg E
Inclination 0 deg.
Mission life Seven years(nominal)
Orbit life Very Long
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2106 Kg
मिशन कालावधि / Mission Life : 
Seven years(nominal)
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1320 Watts
Ariane-44L H10-3
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