Satellite INSAT 3A (Indian National Satellite) of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names INSAT 3A (Indian National Satellite)
Country of Operator/Owner India
Operator/Owner Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
Users Government
Purpose Meteorology
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 93.53
Perigee (km) 35780
Apogee (km) 35793
Eccentricity 0.000154187373240188
Inclination (degrees) 0
Period (minutes) 1436.1
Launch Mass (kg.) 2950
Dry Mass (kg.) 1348
Power (watts) 3100
Date of Launch 09-04-2003
Expected Lifetime 12 yrs.
Contractor ISRO Satellite Center
Country of Contractor India
Launch Site Guiana Space Center
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5
COSPAR Number 2003-013A
NORAD Number 27714
Comments 12 C-band, 6 extended C-band, 6 Ku-band for voice, video and data transmission to West Asia, East Asia, India; augment present INSAT capacity for communication and meteorological services.


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