I-2K

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I-2K is a satellite bus developed by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and marketed by Antrix Corporation.[1] It is a standard bus for 2,000 kg class satellites; the 'I' in I-2K stands for INSAT, a group of communication satellites developed and launched by ISRO. The satellite buses developed by ISRO are specifically developed for small and medium weight satellites. I-2K spacecraft bus can supply DC power up to 3000 watts.[2] I-2K platform is targeted towards satellites in liftoff mass in range of 1500–2500 kg.[3]

List of satellites launched using I-2K platform[edit]

Features of I-2K[edit]

  • Launch Mass: 2,000–2,300 kg (4,400–5,100 lb).
  • Dimensions: 1.65 * 1.53m in plan & 3.0m in height.
  • Dry Mass: 600–950 kg (1,320–2,090 lb).
  • Payload Mass: 160–200 kg (350–440 lb).
  • Total Power: 2800 W.
  • Payload Power: 2400 W.
  • Transponder: 12 - 18.
  • Mision Life: 12 - 15 Years.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.antrix.gov.in/sss_systems.html
  2. ^ "SPACECRAFT SYSTEMS AND SUB SYSTEMS". Antrix Corporation. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Future Programmes". ISRO. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Indian GSAT Satellites" (PDF). ISRO. p. 5. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "ISRO: I-2K (I-2000) Bus". skyrocket.de. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ "INSAT 2000 spacecraft bus" (PDF). Antrix Corporation. p. 2. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 

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