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Power problem with Insat-4B

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Thu, Aug 12, 2010 15:30 hrs

The Insat-4B communication satellite is facing a power supply problem leading to 50 percent of its transponders being switched off, parliament was informed Thursday.

Replying to question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of Science and Technology Prithviraj Chavan said that on July 7, the satellite suffered an anomaly in its power supply from one of the two solar arrays.

'An interim measure has been taken by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to restore the services on two affected transponders,' he said.

The power supply glitch has affected some direct-to-home (DTH) transmission players in the country.




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