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Insat 3D


Designation 39216 / 13038B
Launch date 25 Jul 2013
Country of origin India
Mission Meteorology
Geostationary orbit 82°E
Launch vehicle Ariane VA214

Initially planned for launch in 2002

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Technical data


Prime contractor ISRO
Platform I2K
Mass at launch 2090 kg
Mass in orbit 935 kg
Dimension 2.4 x 1.6 x 1.5 m
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power EOL: 1164 W
Design lifetime 7 years


- a 6-channel VHRR with a resolution of 1 km (visible) and 4 km (infrared). Take a shot every 26 minutes for rainfall monitoring, sea-surface temperature and cloud mouvements.

- a 19-channel sounder (18 in infrared and 1 in visible). Gives measurement over India every hour and every 6-hour for the full region (temperature and humidity).

Sarsat downlink at 4.507 GHz

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