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INSAT-1A

Launch Date: 10.04.1982

INSAT–1A, the first in the INSAT-1 series was successfully launched by Delta 3910 launch vehicle on April 10, 1982.The satellite was de-activated on September 6, 1982 due to propellant depletion.

 

Mission

Communication / Meteorology

Orbital Life

5 Months,Failure due to non–deployment of solar sail, and an interplay of many minor glitches in operations and software

Platform System

INSAT-1 Bus

Lift-off Mass

1152 kg

Spacecraft Power

Solar Array: 1000 W

Stabilization

Momentum biased three axis stabilization

Payload

12 C band trasnsponders, 2 S band transponders & VHRR

Launch Vehicle

CC LC–17A,Delta-3910 PAM-D

Orbit

Geostationary 740 E longitude

Achievements

Established the Master Control Facility and infrastructure at Hassan and Communication Network Management system  of D0T

 

 

 

 

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