IRS P2

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Satellite characteristics

Launch Date - End 15 oktober 1994 - 1 september 1997

Status Decommissioned

Orbit type Sun-synchronous circular orbit

Altitude 817

Orbit inclination 98.7

Equatorial crossing time 10:30:00

Orbit period 101.35

Satellite family: IRS (Indian Remote Sensing Satellites)

IRS is the integrated LEO (Low Earth Orbit) element of India's NNRMS (National Natural Resources Management System) with the objective to provide a long-term spaceborne operational capability to India for the observation and management of the country's natural resources (applications in agriculture, hydrology, geology, drought and flood monitoring, marine studies, snow studies, and land use).

The intend of the program is to create an environment of new perspectives for the Indian research community as a whole, to stimulate the development of new technologies and applications, and to utilize the Earth resources in more meaningful ways.

Sensor characteristics

Sensor name LISS IIM (Linear Imaging Self-Scanning System-II Modified)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Imaging radiometer (Vis/IR)
Resolution class Medium (30 - 300 m)
Swath width (at nadir) 131 km