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Launch Date: 23.07.1993

INSAT-2B, the second in the INSAT-2 series was a multi-purpose satellite for telecommunication, television broadcasting and meteorological services. It was launched successfully by Ariane-4 from Kourou, French Guiana on July 23, 1993. It carried 12 Normal C band (for FSS), 6 extended C band (for FSS) & 2 S band (for BSS) Transponders. It also carried 1 Data relay Transponder, 1 SAR (Search and Rescue) transponder and a Very High Resolution Radiometer (VHRR) with 2km resolution in the visible band and 8 km resolution in thermal infra-red and water vapour band for meteorological application.


Multipurpose Communication, meteorology 

and Satellite based search and rescue

Lift-off Mass

1906 kg

Spacecraft power

Solar Array: 1000 W


Three axis body stabilized with two Momentum
Wheels & one Reaction Wheel, Magnetic torquers


12 normal C band, 6 Extended C band 2 S band), 1Data relay 
transponder, 1 SAR transponder & VHRR 

Launch date

July 23, 1993

Launch site

French Guyana

Launch vehicle

Ariane 4


Geostationary 93.5o E



Orbit life

11 Years




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