LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Wed Jan 23 2002
Arianespace

Insat 3C

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(11:46 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(11:46 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(11:46 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Ariane 42L

Description:

The Ariane 4 was an expendable space launch system, developed by the Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES), the French space agency, for the European Space Agency (ESA). It was manufactured by ArianeGroup and marketed by Arianespace. Since its first flight on 15 June 1988 until the final flight on 15 February 2003, it attained 113 successful launches out of 116 total launches.

Ariane 42L rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Communications
  • Indian National Satellite (Insat) is a multipurpose space system for communication, broadcasting and meteorological services. Insat-3C, carrying Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) transponders, Broadcast Satellite Services (BSS) transponders and Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) transponders is intended to continue the services of Insat-2DT and Insat-2C which are nearing their end of life besides improving and augmenting the Insat system capacity. Insat-3C is the second satellite of the Insat-3 series.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Kourou, French Guiana

Pad

Ariane Launch Area 2