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Insat 3C



Insat 3C is an Indian (ISRO) geosynchronous communications spacecraft that was launched by an Arinae 44L rocket from Kourou at 23:47 UT on 23 January 2002. The 2,750 kg, triaxially stabilized spacecraft carries 24 C-band, six extended C-band, and two S-band transponders to provide voice, video and digital data services to India and neighboring countries during the next 12 years, after parking over 74-E longitude. It carries also a separate S-band (up)/C-band (down) transponder to enable links between mobile vehicles.

Alternate Names

  • 27298
  • Insat3C

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2002-01-23
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 44L
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (India)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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