INSAT 4A

India


Spacecraft n:

Indian satellite n: 42

INSAT= Indian National Satellite

Launch data:

Designation 28911 / 05049A
Launch date 21 Dec 2005 - 22:33 UT
Launch site Ko, ELA-3
Launch vehicle  Ariane-5 GS (V-169)
Mission Government: Communication
Geostationary orbit:
Perigee / Apogee 35777 x 35796 km
Eccentricity 2.25E-04
Inclination 0.03°
Period 1436.1 min

Launched together with MSG-2.

Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  ISRO
Operator Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
Platform  I-3K (I-3000) Bus
Mass at launch  3081 kg
Dry Mass 1386,55 kg
Basic shape  
Dimension  
Solar array  2 Solar Array to provide a power of 5922 W
Battery Three 70 Ah Ni H2 Batteries for eclipse support of 4264 W
Equipment 12 Ku-band & 12 C-band transponders
Propulsion 440 Newton thrust liquid apogee motor
DC power  5500 W
Design lifetime  12 years - still active

Location:

DatePositionRemarks
  83 E 
 July 2012 83.08 E 

Description:


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