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May 31, 1981

Rohini Satellite RS-D1

Rohini Satellite RS-D1RS-D1 was a 38 kg experimental spin stabilized satellite designed with a power handling capability of 16W. It was launched onboard SLV-3 from SHAR Centre on May 31, 1981. The launch was a partial success as the satellite did not reach the intended height and thus it stayed in orbit for only 9 days. The satellite carried a solid-state camera using linear array of detectors for remote sensing applications.

Mission Experimental
Weight 38 kg
onboard power 16 Watts
Communication VHF band
Stabilization Spin stabilized
Payload Landmark Tracker ( remote sensing payload)
Launch date May 31,1981
Launch site SHAR Centre, Sriharikota, India
Launch vehicle SLV-3
Orbit 186 x 418 km (achieved)
Inclination 46 deg
Orbital life Nine days


प्रमोचन भार / Launch Mass: 
38 kg
मिशन कालावधि / Mission Life : 
Nine days
शक्ति / Power: 
16 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: