INSAT-3C, carrying Fixed Satellite Services (FSS)
transponders, Broadcast Satellite Services (BSS) transponders and Mobile
Satellite Services (MSS) transponders is intended to continue the service of
INSAT-2DT and INSAT-2C which were nearing their end to life besides
improving and augmenting the INSAT system capacity. INSAT-3C is the second
satellite of the INSAT-3 series. The first satellite, INSAT-3B was launched
in March 2000.