Jan 24, 2002

INSAT-3C

INSAT-3C, carrying Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) transponders, Broadcast Satellite Services (BSS) transponders and Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) transponders is intended to continue the service of INSAT-2DT and INSAT-2C which were nearing their end to life besides improving and augmenting the INSAT system capacity. INSAT-3C is the second satellite of the INSAT-3 series. The first satellite, INSAT-3B was launched in March 2000.
 
Mission Communication, broadcasting and Meteorology
Spacecraft Mass 2,650 kg (Mass at Lift - off)
1218 kg (Dry mass)
Onboard power 2765 W
Propulsion
Liquid Apogee Motor with fuel and oxidizer stored in separate titanium tanks and pressurant in Kevlar wound titanium tank.
Payload
  • 24 C band transponders
  • 6 Extended C - band Transponders
  • 2 S - band Transponders
Launch date
January 24, 2002
Launch site French Guyana
Launch vehicle Ariane5-V147
Orbit Geostationary (74o longitude)
Mission Life Very long

 

प्रमोचन भार / Launch Mass: 
2,650 Kg
मिशन कालावधि / Mission Life : 
Very long
शक्ति / Power: 
2765 W
Ariane5-V147
उपग्रह का प्रकार / Type of Satellite: 
Communication
निर्माता / Manufacturer: 
ISRO
स्‍वामी / Owner: 
ISRO
अनुप्रयोग / Application: 
Climate & Environment
Communication
कक्षा का प्रकार / Orbit Type: 
GSO