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Designator id: 1999-016A

Description of INSAT 2E Satellite:

Insat 2E was an Indian communications and meteorology satellite launched from Kourou, French Guiana aboard an Ariane 4 rocket. It was positioned in a geostationary orbit at 83 degrees E to serve India and the local region. It carried 17 transponders - operating in the normal C-band frequency and 5 in the lower extend C-band. Seven of the normal C-band transponders had wide beam coverage and the remaining had zonal coverage. All channels provided Edge of Coverage - Effective Isotopic Radiated Power (EOC-EIRP) of 36 dBW.

The meteorological payload consisted of a Very High Resolution Radiometer (VHRR) with 2 km resolution in visible band and 8 km resolution in the water vapor band. A Charge Coupled Device (CCD) camera operated in visible, near infrared and shortwave band with 1 km resolution.

Technical data:

Launch Date: 1999-04-02
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 42P
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Mass: 1150.0 kg

Funding Agencies:

Indian Space Research Organization (India)


Earth Science

Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 25666U 99016A   12338.50969760 -.00000088  00000-0  10000-3 0  1756
2 25666 002.0511 072.4930 0006919 130.1682 229.3289 00.99662235 50166

Last TLE update on :2012-12-04

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