Tuesday, 24 January 2012

INSAT-2A

First Multipurpose satellite built by India, Sucessfully Operationalised in August 1992.


This satellite was launched on 10.07.1992



MissionMulti purpose Communication, meteorology and
Satellite based search and rescue
Weight1906 kg with propellant 916 kg dry weight
Onboard powerOne KW approx
CommunicationC, extended C and S band
StabilizationThree axis body stabilized with two Momentum
Wheels & one Reaction Wheel, Magnetic torquers
PropulsionIntegrated bipropellan stystem ( MMH and N2 04) With sixteen 22 N thrusters and 440 LAM.
PayloadTransponders:
12C-band (for FSS),6 ext. C-band (for FSS)
2S-band (for BSS),1Data relay transponder (for met.data), 1 transponder for research and rescue,
Very High Resolution radiometer (VHRR) for
meteorological observation with 2 km resolution in
the visible and 8 km resolution in the IR band
Launch dateJuly 10,1992
Launch siteFrench Guyana
Launch vehicleAriane 4
OrbitGeostationary 74oE longitude
Inclination0o
Mission lifeSeven years(nominal)
Orbit lifeVery Long



This image is of INSAT-2A satellite

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