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Satellite details
Acronym INSAT-3C
Full name Indian National Satellite - 3C
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 2nd flight unit of the INSAT-3 series.
  • Mission: telecommunication, including relay of the INSAT-3A CCD and VHRR images.
Mass at launch 2750 kg Dry mass 1218 kg
Power 2765 W
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Orbit Geostationary orbit Altitude 35786 km
Longitude 74° E


Space agency IMDISRO
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Presumably, no longer used for meteorological communications after the launch of INSAT-3D.
Launch 24 Jan 2002 EOL 2014
Last update: 2017-07-17
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on INSAT-3C

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Satellite Field of View

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Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Frequencies for scientific data acquisition and communication services at ground stations
Service Direction Frequency (MHz) Bandwidth (kHz) Polarisation D/A Data rate (kbps) or Baseband (kHz) Comments
MDD S-E 2599.23 MHz 200 kHz linear A 10  kHz Meteorological Data Distribution including data originated from INSAT-3A
CWDS S-E 2559.23 MHz 200 kHz linear A 10  kHz Cyclone Warning Dissemination System for selected INSAT-3A data activated in the cyclone season