Please make a donation to support Gunter's Space Page.
Thank you very much for visiting Gunter's Space Page. I hope that this site is useful and informative for you.
If you appreciate the information provided on this site, please consider supporting my work by making a simple and secure donation via PayPal. Please help to run the website and keep everything free of charge. Thank you very much.

Insat 2E / Intelsat APR-2

Insat 2E [ISRO]

Insat-2E of the Insat-2 series of satellites built by ISRO, is a multi-purpose satellites for telecommunication, television broadcasting and meteriological services.

It carries seventeen transponders - 12 operating in the normal C-band freequency and 5 in the lower extended C-band. Seven of the normal C-band transponders have wide beam coverage and the remaining have zonal coverages.

For meteorology, it features a Very High Resolution Radiometer (VHRR) with 2 km resolution in visible band and 8 km resolution and water vapour band. Charge Coupled Device (CCD) camera operating in visible, near infrared and shortwave infrared band with 1 km resolution.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Communication / Meteorology
Operator: Insat
Contractors: ISRO
Equipment: 12 C-band transponders, 5 ext. C-band transponders, 1 Data relay transponder, 1 SAR transponder, VHRR
Configuration: Insat-2/-3 Bus
Propulsion: LAM
Power: Deployable solar array, batteries
Lifetime: 12 years
Mass: 2550 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Insat 2E (Intelsat APR-2) 1999-016A 03.04.1999 Ko ELA-2 Ariane-42P H10-3

References:

Further Insat missions:
Further Intelsat missions: