IRS P5 (CartoSat-1)

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Satellite characteristics

Launch Date - End 5 mei 2005 -

Status Operational

Orbit type Sun-synchronous circular orbit

Altitude 618

Orbit inclination 97.87

Equatorial crossing time 10:30:00

Orbit period 97

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 PAN-A (Panchromatic Aft-pointing Camera)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Imaging radiometer (Vis/IR)
Resolution class Very High (1 - 5 m)
Swath width (at nadir) 30 km
Max look angle
Sensor name PAN-F (Panchromatic Forward-pointing Camera)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Imaging radiometer (Vis/IR)
Resolution class Very High (1 - 5 m)
Swath width (at nadir) 30 km
Max look angle 26°