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Jun 04, 1997


INSAT-2D, identical to INSAT-2C, was launched on June 4, 1997 but the satellite became in-operable since October 4, 1997 following a power bus anomaly and associated problems. Hence it was replaced by in-orbit satellite, ARABSAT-1C, designated as INSAT-2DT.
Mission Communication
Weight 2079 kg with propellants, 995 kg dry weight
onboard power 1650 Watts
Communication C, extended C, S and Ku bands
Stabilization Three axis stabilized with two Momentum Wheels
& one Reaction Wheel, Magnetic torquers
Propulsion Integrated bipropellan stystem ( MMH and N2 04) With sixteen 22N thrusters and 440N LAM.
Payload Transponders:
16C-band / extended C-band transponders (forFSS),
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 June 4, 1997
Launch site French Guyana
Launch vehicle Arianev 4
Orbit Geostationary 93,.5deg.E
Inclination 0 deg.


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2079 Kg
मिशन कालावधि / Mission Life : 
Seven years(nominal)
शक्ति / Power: 
1650 Watts
Ariane-44L H10-3
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