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Also called Oceansat 1


Designation 25758 / 99029C
Launch date 26 May 1999
Country of origin India
Mission Remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 720 km sun-synchronous (12 AM)
Inclination 98.3°
Period 99.3 min (2-day revisit)
Launch vehicle PSLV #5

A 100 kg piggybacked payload from Korea will be included

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Technical data


Prime contractor ISRO
Mass at launch 1036 kg
Mass in orbit  
Dimension 2.8 x 1.98 x 2.57 m
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power 750 W
Design lifetime 5 years

Multi-Channel Microwave Radio Meter

Will provide information about sea surface temperatures, wind speed and water vapour, all conducive for fisheries forecasts. Swath 1360 km, Frequencies: 6.6, 10.65, 18 & 21 GHz

Ocean Colour Monitor

Will measure sea temperatures even up to 1 to 2 kelvins identifying them with colours with the help of 8 spectral bands (400 to 885 nm). Swath 1420 km

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