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INSAT-4B spacecraft hit by power problem

INSAT-4B has been hit by a "power supply anomaly" in one of its two solar panels which has led to switching off 50% of the transponder capacity.



Bangalore: The INSAT-4B communication
satellite has been hit by a "power supply anomaly" in one of
its two solar panels which has led to switching off 50 per
cent of the transponder capacity.

Due to a power supply anomaly in one of its two solar
panels, there has been a partial non-availability of services
on India`s INSAT-4B communication satellite, ISRO said in a
release here today.

On the night of July 7, the satellite experienced a
power supply glitch which led to switching off 50 per cent of
the transponder capacity (6 Ku and 6 C-Band transponders), the
release said.

An expert team is studying the possibilities of
partial utilisation of some of the transponders that were
switched off and restoring services at the earliest, it said.

The INSAT-4B carries a total of 24 communication
transponders (12 Ku-Band and 12 C-Band) and has been in
operation since March 2007.

PTI

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