Power problem with Insat-4B continues

CIOL Bureau
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NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Insat-4B communication satellite is facing a power supply problem leading to 50 per cent of its transponders being switched off, parliament was informed on 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.