When it was launched?
On March 22, 2000, at 04: 58 A.M. ( IST ) from kaurou, French Gayana in South America.
Who was its co-passenger?
ASIA STAR of worldspace USA.
Name the launcher, space vehicle.
In its 128th flight, ARIANE-505 launched it.
In which orbit it was injected?
Into a Geo-synchronous Transfer Orbit ( GTO ), with a perigee of 560 km and an apogee of 35770 km and an inclination of 7 deg. with respect to the equator.
What was its initial orbital period?
About 10.64 hours.
What was its initial weight?
What is its propellant?
It is about 1100 kg. Mono-Methyl Hydrazine ( MMH ) and Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen. ( MON-3 ) to be used for orbit raising operations as well as for station keeping and in-orbit altitude control for the duration of its designed life of 10 years.
With which satellite it is collocated & at which longitude?
With INSAT-2E at 83 deg. east longitude.
What is main body-size?
Cuboid of 1.93 m × 1.7 m × 1.65m.
What about its solar panels?
Length of two solar panels = 14.7 m , Total area = 23 sq.m., Power generation = 1.7 kw.
What is supporting battery?
24 Ah Ni-Cd battery.
What are the antennas?
There are two deployable & there fixed antennas having a pointing accuracy of ± 0.2° in pitch and roll axes and ± 0.4° in you axis.
Who built it?
ISRO ( Indian Space Research Organization )
What is its ground control station?
Master Control Facility ( MCF ) at Hassan in Karnataka.