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Apr 17, 1983

Rohini Satellite RS-D2

Rohini Satellite RS-D2RS-D2 was a 41.5 kg experimental spin stabilized satellite designed with a power handling capability of 16W .It was launched onboard SLV-3 from SHAR Centre on April 17, 1983. The Smart Sensor Camera was the primary payload onboard the satellite. It has sent more than 5000 pictures frames in both visible and infra-red bands for identification of features and demonstrated the technique of determination of attitude and orbit using images. The camera had on-board processing capability to use the data for classifying ground features like water, vegetation, bare land, clouds and snow.

Mission Experimental
Weight 41.5 kg
Onboard power 16 Watts
Communication VHF band
Stabilization Spin stabilized
Payload Smart sensor (remote sensing payload),
L-band beacon
Launch date April 17, 1983
Launch site SHAR Centre, Sriharikota, India
Launch vehicle SLV-3
Orbit 371 x 861 km
Inclination 46o
Mission life 17 months
Orbital life Seven years (Re-entered on April 19, 1990)
प्रमोचन भार / Launch Mass: 
41.5 kg
मिशन कालावधि / Mission Life : 
17 months
शक्ति / Power: 
16 Watts
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: