Earth Observation Satellites
Starting with IRS-1A in 1988, ISRO has launched many operational
remote sensing satellites. Today, India has one of the largest constellations of remote
sensing satellites in operation.
Varieties of instruments have been flown
onboard these satellites to provide necessary data in a diversified spatial, spectral
and temporal resolutions to cater to different user requirements in the country and for
global usage. The data from these satellites are used for several applications covering
agriculture, water resources, urban planning, rural development, mineral prospecting,
environment, forestry, ocean resources and disaster management.