Font Size:

INSAT-1B

Launch Date: 30.08.1983

INSAT-1B, the second in the INSAT-1 series was successfully launched by Space Shuttle of USA on August 30, 1983. It was stationed at 74°E in place of INSAT-1A. It was the first operational satellite in the Indian National Satellite System (INSAT) series and provided telecommunication, tvbroadcasting, radio networking, weather observation and forecasting services. It was operational till July 1990 with all its 4375 two–way voice or equivalent circuits in use.

Mission

Communication / Meteorology

Platform System

INSAT-1 Bus

Lift-off Mass

1152 kg

Spacecraft Power

Solar Array: 1000 W

Stabilization

Momentum biased three axis stabilization

Launch Vehicle

CC LC-39A ,Shuttle (PAM-D) with Challenger F2 USA

Payload

12 C band transponders,
2 S band transponders and VHRR

Orbit

Geostationary 74oE longitude

Orbital Life

7 Years

Achievements

Proved to be the most dependable spacecraft and worked well during its entire design life of 7 years. VHRR imagery used for weather forecast by India Meteorological Department (IMD)

 

 

 

 

    Site last updated: Monday 11 December 2017
Today's Hit161
Total hits:229693