Jun 07, 1979


The First Experimental Remote Sensing Satellite built in India. The onboard TV camera imageries were used in the field of Hydrology and Forestry. Rich scientific data sent by SAMIR was used for oceanographic studies.


Mission Experimental Remote Sensing
Weight 442 kg
onboard power 47 Watts
Communication VHF band
Stabilization Spin stabilized (spin axis controlled)
Payload TVcameras, three band Microwave Radiometer (SAMIR)
Launch date Jun 07,1979
Launch site Volgograd Launch Station (presently in Russia)
Launch vehicle C-1Intercosmos
Orbit 519 x 541 km
Inclination 50.6 deg
Mission life One year (nominal)
Orbital Life About 10 years ( Re-entered in 1989 )


प्रमोचन भार / Launch Mass: 
442 kg
मिशन कालावधि / Mission Life : 
One year (nominal)
शक्ति / Power: 
47 W
उपग्रह का प्रकार / Type of Satellite: 
Earth Observation
निर्माता / Manufacturer: 
स्‍वामी / Owner: 
अनुप्रयोग / Application: 
Earth Observation
कक्षा का प्रकार / Orbit Type: