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Insat 2C


Designation 23731 / 95067B
Launch date 6 Dec 1995
Country of origin India
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Ariane V81

Unlike other satellites of the program, Insat 2C is totally devoted to telecommunications and doesn't have any meteorology payload.


Begin End Position
L: 6 Dec 1995 end of tests 92.5°E
end of tests Feb 2002 93.5°E
Apr 2002 Jun 2003 48°E, inclined

End of life

Out of service Jun 2003
Cause Sent to the junk orbit

External resources

sat-index articles

Technical data

Lyngsat transponder loading

EIRP maps (dBW)

C-band, standard
C-band, extended


Prime contractor ISRO/ISAC
Platform INSAT2
Mass at launch 2020 kg
Mass in orbit 980 kg ?
Dimension 1.93 x 1.64 x 1.7 m
Solar array asymmetric panel
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power BOL: 1600 W
Design lifetime 10 years

The internal LAM (Liquid Apogee Motor) was built by ISRO with its Indian industrial partners.

The satellite will have a meteorology payload made of a VHRR with an additional water vapour channel and a 1-km resolution, 3-visible-channel CCD camera.

S-band (2.6/5.9 GHz)

Main transponders
Backup transponders  
Power 50 W (TWTA)
Bandwidth 36 MHz
Coverage India
EIRP max 42 dBW
Polarization LHCP

Aimed at mobile communications


Main transponders 17 + 6 (extended C-band)
Backup transponders  
Power 4.5 W
Bandwidth 36 MHz
Coverage between the Middle East and southeast Asia
EIRP max standard: 32 dBW
2 extended transponders: 34 dBW
Polarization H/V linear

Aimed at TV broadcasting


Main transponders
Backup transponders  
EIRP max  

Aimed at business communications among India's frou major cities (Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta and Madras)

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