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Insat 4A
Insat 4A
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Status: Operational 2005. First Launch: 2005-12-21. Last Launch: 2015-11-10. Number: 7 .

Family: Communications. Country: India. Launch Vehicles: Ariane 5, Ariane 5ECA, Ariane 5GS. Launch Sites: Kourou ELA3. More at: 6580, 12636.


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2005 December 21 - . 22:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5GS.
  • Insat 4A - . Mass: 3,081 kg (6,792 lb). Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Program: Insat. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: I-3K. Spacecraft: I-3K. USAF Sat Cat: 28911 . COSPAR: 2005-049A. Apogee: 35,798 km (22,243 mi). Perigee: 35,775 km (22,229 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min.

    Delayed from late July 2005. Launch delayed from August 23, October, November 14 and 30, December 8, 16 and 20. Dry mass 1385 kg. The satellite was equipped with Ku-band and C-band transponders and would join other Insats in providing telecommunications and television services to the Indian subcontinent. After three engine burns the satellite reached geostationary altitude over the Indian Ocean at 04:30 GMT on 26 December, then deployed its solar arrays. As of 2007 Mar 11 located at 83.00E drifting at 0.006W degrees per day.


2007 March 11 - . 22:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • Insat 4B - . Mass: 3,035 kg (6,691 lb). Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Program: Insat. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: I-3K. Spacecraft: I-3K. USAF Sat Cat: 30793 . COSPAR: 2007-007A. Apogee: 35,808 km (22,250 mi). Perigee: 35,766 km (22,223 mi). Inclination: 0.0000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. ISRO communications satellite with C and Ku band channels, and a dry mass of 1335 kg.

2008 December 20 - . 22:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • Eutelsat W2M - . Mass: 3,460 kg (7,620 lb). Nation: France. Agency: Arianespace. Program: Eutelsat. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: I-3K. Spacecraft: I-3K. USAF Sat Cat: 33460 . COSPAR: 2008-065B. Apogee: 35,843 km (22,271 mi). Perigee: 35,735 km (22,204 mi). Inclination: 0.1000 deg. Period: 1,436.20 min. Ku-band satellite designed to operate at 10 deg E. It used the Indian Insat I3K bus and was the first foreign sale of an Indian-built satellite. It made it to geosynchronous orbit but suffered a power system and was written off eight days after launch..

2011 May 20 - . 20:38 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • GSAT-8 - . Mass: 3,150 kg (6,940 lb). Nation: India. Program: Insat. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: I-3K. Spacecraft: I-3K. USAF Sat Cat: 37605 . COSPAR: 2011-022A. Apogee: 35,816 km (22,254 mi). Perigee: 35,757 km (22,218 mi). Inclination: 0.1000 deg. Period: 1,436.10 min. Communications satellite with a GAGAN navigation payload..

2012 September 28 - . 21:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • GSAT-10 - . Mass: 3,435 kg (7,572 lb). Nation: Europe. Class: Communications. Type: Civilian communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: I-3K. Spacecraft: I-3K. USAF Sat Cat: 38779 . COSPAR: 2012-051B. Apogee: 35,798 km (22,243 mi). Perigee: 35,777 km (22,230 mi). Inclination: 0.0200 deg. Period: 1,436.12 min.

2014 December 6 - . 20:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • GSAT-16 - . Mass: 3,180 kg (7,010 lb). Nation: India. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: I-3K. Spacecraft: I-3K. USAF Sat Cat: 40332 . COSPAR: 2014-078A. Apogee: 35,802 km (22,246 mi). Perigee: 35,772 km (22,227 mi). Inclination: 0.1100 deg. Period: 1,436.12 min. Communications satellite for the Indian Space Research Organization with Ku and C band payloads. Stationed in geosynchronous orbit at 55 deg east..

2015 November 10 - . 21:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA3. LV Family: Ariane 5. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5ECA.
  • GSAT-15 - . Mass: 3,164 kg (6,975 lb). Nation: Arab States. Class: Communications. Type: Communications satellite. Spacecraft Bus: I-3K. Spacecraft: I-3K. USAF Sat Cat: 41029 . COSPAR: 2015-065B. Apogee: 35,731 km (22,202 mi). Perigee: 254 km (157 mi). Inclination: 3.9600 deg. Period: 631.04 min. Communications satellite with a Ku-band payload for Indian domestic television broadcasting as well as a GAGAN navigation payload..


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