Insat 1C


International Sat. n:

Indian satellite n: 14

Launch data:

Designation: 19330 / 88063A
Launch date 21 Jul 1988 - 23:12 UT
Launch site:Ko, ELA1
Launch vehicle: Ariane-3 (V-24)
Mission: Telecommunications and meteorology
Geostationary orbit on:
Perigee / Apogee  km
Inclination  deg
Period  min
Location 93.5°E

Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  Ford Aerospace
Platform  INSAT
Mass at launch  1152 kg
Mass in orbit 650 kg
Basic shape  
Dimension (m) 2.18 x 1.42 x 1.55 m
Solar array  asymmetric panel, 11.5 m
Stabilization  3-axis
DC power  1185 W
Design lifetime  7 yrs


Out of service:  22 Nov 1989
Cause:  Earth lock lost

Mission details:

Ref: #7, #120 - update: 20.05.12