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Satellite details
Acronym INSAT-2A
Full name Indian National Satellite - 2A
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the INSAT-2 programme.
  • Main mission (in addition to tlc): cloud imagery.
Mass at launch 1906 kg Dry mass 916 kg
Power 1160 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from IMD.
Orbit Geostationary orbit Altitude 35786 km
Longitude 74° E


Space agency ISRO
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 10 Jul 1992 EOL 30 May 2002
Last update: 2015-07-28
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on INSAT-2A

Acronym Full name
DCS Data Collection Service
SAS&R Advanced Aided Search & Rescue
VHRR Very High Resolution Radiometer
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Satellite Field of View

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