Ariane 5 G | INSAT-3E, eBird 1, SMART-1

Ariane 5 G | INSAT-3E, eBird 1, SMART-1

Ariane Launch Area 3
Kourou, French Guiana

INSAT-3A is a multipurpose satellite for providing telecommunications, television broadcasting, meteorological and search & rescue services. INSAT-3A payloads include Normal C-band transponders with expanded coverage from Middle East to South East Asia, Extended C-band transponders providing India coverage and Ku-band transponders providing India coverage. The satellite also carries one Data Relay Transponder (DRT) and one Satellite Aided Search and Rescue (SAS&R) payload. SAS&R payload has a global receive coverage with 406 MHz uplink and C-band downlink with India coverage for the relay of signals from distress beacons in sea, air or land.

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Arianespace

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

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Ariane 5 G


Height 57.00 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 6900 kg

Liftoff Thrust 0 kN

Diameter 5.40 Meters

Mass To LEO 12200 kg

Liftoff Mass 737 Tonnes


Launch Success 13

Consecutive Success 6

Maiden Flight 1996-06-04

Launch Failures 3


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