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Gsat 2



General


Designation 27807 / 03018A
Launch date 8 May 2003
Country of origin India
Mission Technology & Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle GSLV #2

It will also carry scientific instruments such as a total radiation dose monitor, a surface charge potential monitor, a radio beacon experiment and a solar X-ray spectrometer.

Went inclined in Jan 2011.

Location


Begin End Position
L: 8 May 2003 Jan 2011 48°E
Jan 2011 Apr 2011 48°E, inclined


End of life


Out of service Apr 2011
Cause Went drifting West


External resources


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Technical data



Specifications


Prime contractor  
Platform  
Mass at launch 1800 kg
Mass in orbit  
Dimension  
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power 1400 W
Design lifetime  


S-band (MSS forward)


Main transponders 1
Backup transponders  
Power 70 W (TWTA)
Bandwidth  
Coverage  
EIRP max 40 dBW
G/T max  
Polarization  


C-band (MSS return)


Main transponders 1
Backup transponders  
Power 14 W (SSPA)
Bandwidth  
Coverage  
EIRP max 33 dBW
G/T max  
Polarization  


C-band


Main transponders 4
Backup transponders  
Power 15 W (SSPA)
Bandwidth  
Coverage  
EIRP max 39 dBW
G/T max  
Polarization  


Ku-band


Main transponders 2
Backup transponders  
Power 70 W (TWTA)
Bandwidth  
Coverage  
EIRP max 45 dBW
G/T max  
Polarization  


Scientific payload


Total Radiation Dose Monitor (TRDM)
Surface Charge Monitor (SCM)
Solar X-ray Spectrometer (SOXS) (4 KeV to 10 MeV range)
Coherent Radio Beacon Experiment (CRABEX)


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