Sep 26, 2016

SCATSAT-1

SCATSAT-1 is a continuity mission for Oceansat-2 Scatterometer to provide wind vector data products for weather forecasting, cyclone detection and tracking services to the users. The satellite carries Ku-band Scatterometer similar to the one flown onboard Oceansat-2.  The spacecraft is built around standard IMS-2 Bus and the mass of the spacecraft is 371 kg. The spacecraft will be put in SSP orbit of 720 km altitude with an inclination of 98.1 deg by PSLV-C35. The mission life of the satellite is 5 years. 

The SCATSAT-1 was launched by PSLV-C35 on Monday morning at 9:12 hrs (IST) on September 26, 2016 from the First Launch Pad of SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota.

Launch Mass: 
371 kg
Launch Vehicle: 
PSLV-C35 / SCATSAT-1
Type of Satellite: 
Earth Observation
Manufacturer: 
ISRO
Owner: 
ISRO
Application: 
Climate & Environment
Orbit Type: 
SSPO