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Launch Date: 10.04.2003


The multipurpose satellite, INSAT-3A launched in April 2003 has completed nine years of operation. It is located at 93.5ºE longitude. The INSAT-3A payloads include Normal C-band transponders, Extended C-band transponders and Ku-band transponders. The satellite also carries a Satellite Aided Search and Rescue (SAS&R) payload having a global receive coverage with 406 MHz uplink and 4500 MHz downlink with India coverage, for relay of signals from distress beacons in sea, air or land. The satellite also carries a meteorological payload.           

Mission Communication satellite to provide Telecommunication, Broadcast and Meteorological services.
Lift-off Mass 2,950 Kg 
Spacecraft Power Solar Power:3,100 W, Nickel Hydrogen Batteries
Platform System I-3K (I-3000) Bus
Propulsion 440 N Liquid Apogee Motor with MON-3 (Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen) and MMH (Mono Methyl Hydrazine) for orbit raising
Stabilization 3 – axis body stabilised in orbit using momentum and reaction wheels, solar flaps, magnetic torquers and eight 10 N and eight 22 N reaction control thrusters 
Launch Date April 10, 2003
Launch Site French Guyana
Launch Vehicle Ariane 5-V160 
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