Sep 23, 2009

Oceansat-2

Oceansat-2 satellite mainframe systems derive their heritage from previous IRS missions and launched by PSLV-C14 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota on Sept. 23, 2009.

It carries three payloads:

  • Ocean Colour Monitor (OCM)
  • Ku-band Pencil Beam scatterometer (SCAT) developed by ISRO
  • Radio Occultation Sounder for Atmosphere (ROSA) developed by the Italian Space Agency.

Oceansat-2 is envisaged to provide continuity of operational services of Oceansat-1(IRS-P4) with enhanced application potential.

date Sept 23, 2009
Launch site SHAR, Sriharikota
Launch vehicle PSLV - C14
Orbit Polar Sun Synchronous
Altitude 720 km
Inclination 98.28°
Period 99.31 minutes
Local time of Eq. crossing 12 noon ± 10 minutes
Repetitivity cycle 2 days
Payloads OCM, SCAT and ROSA
Mass at lift off 960 kg
Power 15 Sq.m Solar panels generating 1360W, Two 24 Ah Ni-Cd Batteries
Mission Life 5 years

 

Launch Mass: 
960 kg
Mission Life: 
5 years
Power: 
1360W
Launch Vehicle: 
PSLV-C14 / OCEANSAT-2
Type of Satellite: 
Earth Observation
Manufacturer: 
ISRO
Owner: 
ISRO
Application: 
Climate & Environment
Earth Observation
Orbit Type: 
SSPO