Oct 17, 2003


RESOURCESAT-1 is the tenth satellite of ISRO in IRS series, intended to not only continue the remote sensing data services provided by IRS-1C and IRS-1D, both of which have far outlived their designed mission lives, but also to vastly enhance the data quality. RESOURCESAT-1 is the most advanced Remote Sensing Satellite built by ISRO as of 2003.

Launch date October 17, 2003
Launch site SHAR, Sriharikota
Launch vehicle PSLV-C5
Payloads LISS-4, LISS-3, AWiFS-A, AWiFS-B
Orbit Polar Sun Synchronous
Orbit height 817 km
Orbit inclination 98.7o
Orbit period 101.35 min
Number of Orbits Per day 14
Local time of equator crossing 10:30 am
Repetivity (LISS-3) 24 days
Revisit 5 days
Lift-Off mass 1360 kg
Attitude and orbit control 3-axis body stabilised using Reaction Wheels, Magnetic Torquers and Hydrazine Thrusters
Power Solar Array generating 1250 W, Two 24 Ah Ni-Cd batteries
Mission Life 5 years


प्रमोचन भार / Launch Mass: 
1360 kg
मिशन कालावधि / Mission Life : 
5 years
शक्ति / Power: 
1250 W
प्रमोचक राकेट / Launch Vehicle: 
उपग्रह का प्रकार / Type of Satellite: 
Earth Observation
निर्माता / Manufacturer: 
स्‍वामी / Owner: 
अनुप्रयोग / Application: 
Earth Observation
कक्षा का प्रकार / Orbit Type: