INSAT - 2E, the last of the INSAT -2 series of satellites built by ISRO, is a multi - purpose satellite for telecommunication, television broadcasting and meteorological services.
The very High Resolution Radiometer operates in three spectral bands with 2 km resolution in visible band and 8km resolution in thermal infrared and water vapour bands. The water vapour band has been introduced in the INSAT system for the first time. In addition, INSAT - 2E also carries a Charge Coupled Device Camera, again for the first time in the INSAT. This camera also operates in three spectral bands - visible, near infrared and short wave infrared - providing a spatial resolution of 1 km.
|Mission||Communication and Meteorology|
03 April 1999
|Launch site||French Guyana|
|Launch vehicle||Ariane – 42P|
|Orbit||Geosynchronous (83 deg east longitude)|