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Insat-2C
Insat-2C -

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Class: Communications. Nation: India.

Experimental communications satellite.


Specification

Total Mass: 1,170 kg.


Insat 1 Chronology


19 June 1981 Apple Program: Insat. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 1. Perigee: 35,752 km. Apogee: 35,945 km. Inclination: 10.0 deg.

Experimental communications satellite. Geosynchronous altitude, longitude 10 deg East.


10 April 1982 Insat 1A Program: Insat. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 3914. Mass: 1,152 kg. Perigee: 35,562 km. Apogee: 35,936 km. Inclination: 0.1 deg.

Also carried transponders for domestic communications. Operational multipurpose satellite for telecommunications, meteorological, imaging and data relay, radio and television programme distribution and direct television broadcasting for community reception. Geosynchronous orbit longitude 74 E. A/AC.105/INF.391 was reissued as ST/SG/SER.E/79. Also registered by the United States as 1982-31A in ST/SG/SER.E/67, with category C and orbital parameters 1416.7 min, 35032 x 35783 km x 0.5 deg.


30 August 1983 Insat-1B; Insat 1B Program: Insat. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Shuttle. Mass: 1,152 kg. Perigee: 35,811 km. Apogee: 35,824 km. Inclination: 3.6 deg.

Released from STS 8 8/31/83; also carried transponders for domestic communications. Operational multipurpose satellite for telecommunications, meteorological imaging and data relay, radio and television programme distribution and direct television broadcasting for community reception. Geostationary longitude 74.0 +/ - 0.1 deg E. Deployment from US Space Transportation System flight no 8, orbiter Challenger, on 31 Aug 1983.


21 July 1988 Insat-1C; Insat 1C Program: Insat. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 2/3. Mass: 1,190 kg. Perigee: 35,754 km. Apogee: 35,806 km. Inclination: 3.7 deg.

Stationed at 93.5 deg E; also performed communications tasks. Operational multipurpose satellite for telecommunications, meteorological imaging and data relay, radio and television programme distribution and direct television broadcasting for community reception. Geosynchronous orbit longitude 93.5 +/- 0.1 deg east. Launch vehicle Ariane 3 launch vehicle of Arianespace, 24th flight of Ariane and 9th flight of the Ariane 3 version.


12 June 1990 Insat-1D; Insat 1D Program: Insat. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Delta 4920. Mass: 1,190 kg. Perigee: 34,598 km. Apogee: 36,972 km. Inclination: 0.1 deg.

Also performed Indian domestic communications tasks; 83.1 E. Operational multi-purpose satellite for telecommunications, meteorological imaging and data relay, radio and television programme distribution and direct television broadcasting for community reception. Orbital position 83 deg E. Also registered as 1990-5 1A in ST/SG/SER.E/250 by the United States, with category B and orbital parameters 1426.3 min, 35768 x 35811 km x 0.2 deg.



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