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Class: Communications. Nation: India.

INSAT-2 is a multi-purpose satellite, and it provided the following services: Domestic long-distance telecommunications, meteorological earth observation and data collection services, direct satellite TV broadcasting to community TV receivers in rural and remote areas, radio and TV progamme distribution, and Satellite Aided Search and Rescue services.


Specification

Total Mass: 1,960 kg.


Insat 2 Chronology


10 July 1992 Insat-2A Program: Insat. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L. Mass: 1,900 kg. Perigee: 35,767 km. Apogee: 35,807 km. Inclination: 0.1 deg.

Stationed at 74 deg E; also performed communications functions. INSAT-2A is a multi-purpose satellite, and it will provide the following services: Domestic long-distance telecommunications, meteorological earth observation and data collection services, direct satellite TV broadcasting to community TV receivers in rura l and remote areas, radio and TV progamme distribution, and Satellite Aided Search and Rescue services. Geostationary longitude 74 +/0 0.1 deg E.


22 July 1993 Insat-2B Program: Insat. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L. Mass: 1,931 kg. Perigee: 35,774 km. Apogee: 35,802 km. Inclination: 0.1 deg.

Stationed at 93.5 deg E; also acted as communications platform; carried search and rescue package. INSAT-2B is a multi-purpose satellite, and it will provide the following services: Domestic long range communications, meteorological Earth observation and data collection service, Direct satellite TV broadcasting to community TV recievers in rural and re mote areas, Radio and TV programme distribution, satellite aided search and rescue services. Inclination will be reduced to 0.1 deg and maintained. Geostationary longitude 93.5 +/- 0.1 deg E. Launch on Arianespace flight 58.


06 December 1995 Insat 2C Program: Insat. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L. Mass: 2,050 kg. Perigee: 35,755 km. Apogee: 35,817 km. Inclination: 0.2 deg.

24 transponders. Stationed at 92.5 deg E.


03 June 1997 Insat 2D Program: Insat. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L . Perigee: 35,713 km. Apogee: 35,859 km. Inclination: 0.4 deg.

Geosynchronous. Stationed over 74.1E


02 April 1999 Insat 2E Program: Insat. Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 42P. Perigee: 35,770 km. Apogee: 35,797 km. Inclination: 0.0 deg.

ISRO's Insat 2E was placed in geostationary transfer orbit. The Indian-built satellite carried a C and S band communications package. Stationed at 83 deg E.


21 March 2000 Insat 3B Launch Site: Kourou . Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5. Perigee: 35,761 km. Apogee: 35,812 km. Inclination: 0.1 deg.

Replaced the lost Insat 2D and carried a pure telecommunications payload of C, Ku and S band transponders. Stationed at 83 deg E.



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