May 08, 2003

GSAT-2

GSAT-2 is a 2000 kg class experimental communication satellite onboard the second developmental test flight of India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV-D2. The satellite carried four C-band transponders, two Ku-band transponders and a Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) payload operating in S-band and C-band for forward link and return link respectively.

GSAT-2 also carried four scientific experimental payloads - Total Radiation Dose Monitor (TRDM), Surface Charge Monitor (SCM), Solar X-ray Spectrometer (SOXS) and Coherent Radio Beacon Experiment (CRABEX).
 
Mission Communication
Weight 1800 kg
Launch date
May 8, 2003
Launch site SHAR, Sriharikota, India
Launch vehicle GSLV–D2
Orbit Geostationary orbit (48oE longitude)

 

Launch Mass: 
1800 Kg
Launch Vehicle: 
GSLV-D2 / GSAT-2
Type of Satellite: 
Communication
Manufacturer: 
ISRO
Owner: 
ISRO
Application: 
Communication
Orbit Type: 
GSO