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Launch Date
07.12.1995
Power of four C-band transponders increased to improve communication facilities in remote areas like Northeast and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Coverage of two other C-band transponders is enlarged to include parts of southeast Asia, Central Asia and West Asia
 
Mission Communication
Weight 2106kg with propellants 946 kg dry weight
Onboard power 1320 Watts
Communication C extended C, S and Ku bands
Stabilization Three axis stabilized with two Momen'tum Wheels
& one Reaction Wheel,Magnetic torquers
Propulsion Integrated bipropellan stystem ( MMH and N2 04) With sixteen 22N thrusters and 440N LAM.
Payload Transponders:
16C-band / extended C-band transponders (forFSS),
2 high power C-band transponders (for BSS),
1S-band transponder (for BSS),1C/S-band mobile
communication transponder, 3 Ku-band transponders
Launch date December 7, 1995
Launch site French Guyana
Launch vehicle Ariane4
Orbit Geostationary 93.5 deg E
Inclination 0 deg.
Mission life Seven years(nominal)
Orbit life Very Long
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