Dec 28, 1995


IRS-1C is India's second generation operational Remote Sensing Satellite. The satellite carries Payloads with enhanced capabilities like better Spatial resolution additional spectral band, improved repetitivity and augment the Remote Sensing capability of the existing IRS-1A and IRS-1B.

Mission completed on September 21, 2007 after serving for 11 years and 8 months.

Mission Operational Remote Sensing
Weight 1250 kg
onboard power 809 Watts (generated by 9.6 sq.metres
Solar Panels)
Communication S-band, X-band
Stabilization Three axis body stabilized (zero momentum) with
4 Reaction Wheels, Magnetic torquer
RCS Monopropellant Hydrazine based with sixteen
1 N thrusters & one 11N thrusters
Payload Three solid state Push Broom Cameras:
PAN (<6 metre solution )LlSS-3(23.6 metre
resolution) and WiFS (189 metre resolution)
Onboard tape recorder Storage Capacity : 62 G bits
Launch date December 28, 1995
Launch site Baikanur Cosmodrome Kazakhstan
Launch vehicle Molniya
Orbit 817 km Polar Sun-synchronous
Inclination 98.69o
Repetivity 24 days
Local time 10.30 a.m
Mission completed on September 21, 2007


प्रमोचन भार / Launch Mass: 
1250 kg
शक्ति / Power: 
809 W
उपग्रह का प्रकार / Type of Satellite: 
Earth Observation
निर्माता / Manufacturer: 
स्‍वामी / Owner: 
अनुप्रयोग / Application: 
Earth Observation
कक्षा का प्रकार / Orbit Type: