Insat 3D [ISRO]
INSAT-3D is a pure meteorological satellite without additional communication payload as in the other INSAT satellites. It features a 19-channel sounder, a 6-channel imager and a DRT & SAR payload.
After launch, INSAT-3D displayed "anomalous behavior" after deploying its solar panel. The spacecraft lost communications with the ground and started to spin up. Engineers were able to restore communications with the spacecraft and restore normal operations, but it was unclear if the spacecraft suffered any permanent damage from the anomaly.
|Type / Application:||Meteorology|
|Equipment:||19-channel sounder, a 6-channel imager, DRT & SAR payload|
|Propulsion:||440 Newton thrust liquid apogee motor|
|Power:||Deployable solar array, batteries|
|Mass:||2061 kg (#3D)|
|Insat 3D||2013-038B||25.07.2013||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5ECA||with Alphasat|