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).
|Weight||2,130 kg (Mass at Lift – off)|
|Onboard power||3000 W|
|Communication Payload||12 Ku-band transponders employing 140 W Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTA)
September 2, 2007
|Launch site||SHAR, Sriharikota, India|
|Orbit||Geosynchronous (74° E)|
|Mission life||12 Years|