INSAT–4CR spacecraft is configured with exclusive Ku band employing the
I-2K Bus with a mass of 2130 Kg. It was injected into the orbit by GSLV-F04 rocket with enhanced Russian Cryogenic engine and co-located at 74o
East longitude along with INSAT–3C / Kalpana–1 / GSAT–3 (EDUSAT).
INSAT-4CR carries 12 high-power Ku-band transponders designed to provide Direct-to-home (DTH) television services, Video Picture Transmission (VPT) and Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG).