Insat 3C [ISRO]
Indian National Satellite (Insat) is a multipurpose space system for communication, broadcasting and meteorological services. Insat-3C, carrying Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) transponders, Broadcast Satellite Services (BSS) transponders and Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) transponders is intended to continue the services of Insat-2DT and Insat-2C which are nearing their end of life besides improving and augmenting the Insat system capacity. Insat-3C is the second satellite of the Insat-3 series.
Launched into the geosynchronous transfer orbit by the European Ariane-42L H10-3 launch vehicle, the liquid apogee motor on board, Insat-3C is used to lift the satellite to its final geosynchronous orbit, which is about 36,000 km above the equator. The satellite is finally positioned at 74° east longitude. Like all other Insat satellites, Insat-3C is controlled from the Master Control Facility at Hassan in Karnataka.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Equipment:||24 C-band transponders, 6 ext. C-band transponders, 2 S-band transponders, 1 MSS transponder|
|Propulsion:||440 Newton thrust liquid apogee motor|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||2750 kg (1210 kg dry)|
|Insat 3C||23.01.2002||Ko ELA-2||Ariane-42L H10-3|