Indian national satellite system

From Glossary of Meteorology

Indian National Satellite System

(Acronym INSAT.) A series of multipurpose geostationary satellites designed to support communications, television broadcasting, and meteorological observations.

INSAT-1 (launched August 1983) was positioned at 74°E longitude, and was the first three- axis stabilized geostationary satellite. Not all satellites in the INSAT series have carried meteorological imagers.