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Also called Resource Sat or Resourcesat


Designation 28050 / 03046A
Launch date 17 Oct 2003
Country of origin India
Mission Remote sensing
Perigee/Apogee 821 km, sunsynchronous
Inclination 98.7°
Period 101 min
Launch vehicle PSLV #8

Would have a 3-band spectral camera with a 6 m resolution and could be used for select mapping with its advance wide field sensor. It would be very effective during floods with its 1,400 km swath.

Other sources claim the satellite will have a LISS 3 instrument (23 m resolution) and a LISS 4 (6 m resolution + a AWiFS instrument.

External resources

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Technical data


Prime contractor ISRO
Mass at launch 1360 kg
Mass in orbit  
Solar array  
DC power  
Design lifetime  

Downlink: 2250.7 MHz

LISS 3 (Linear Imaging Self Scanner) with CCD detector arrays

Wavebands Green: 0.52-0.59 µm
Red: 0.62-0.68 µm
Near Infrared: 0.77-0.86 µm
SW Infrared: 1.55-1.70 µm
Resolution 23 m
Swath width 140 km

LISS 4 (Linear Imaging Self Scanner)

Wavebands 3 bands
Resolution 5.8 m
Swath width 23.5 km


Wavebands 3 bands
Resolution 56 m
Swath width 740 km

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