Insat 3E [ISRO]
INSAT-3E is the fourth satellite to be launched in the INSAT-3 series. It is an exclusive communications satellite to further augment the communication services that are being provided by the INSAT System. Weighing 2750 kg at lift-off, INSAT-3E carries 24 Normal C-band and 12 Extended C-band transponders.
INSAT-3E was launched from Kourou, French Guyana by the European Ariane-5G launch vehicle into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) with a perigee of 650 km and an apogee of 36,000 km inclined at an angle of 7 deg to the equator. The satellite was manoeuvred to its final circular 36,000 km Geostationary Orbit by firing the Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM) on board the satellite. The satellite is stationed at 55 deg East longitude.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Equipment:||24 C-band transponders, 12 ext. C-band transponders|
|Propulsion:||440 Newton thrust liquid apogee motor|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||2750 kg (1210 kg dry)|
|Insat 3E||27.09.2003||Ko ELA-3||Ariane-5G||with eBird 1, SMART 1|