Oct 22, 2001

The Technology Experiment Satellite (TES)

The Technology Experiment Satellite (TES), weighing 1108 kg, was launched on October 22, 2001. TES is an experimental satellite to demonstrate and validate the technologies like attitude and orbit control system, high-torque reaction wheels, new reaction control system, light-weight spacecraft structure, solid state recorder, X-band phased array antenna, improved satellite positioning system, miniaturised TTC and power systems and, two-mirror-on-axis camera optics.

TES also carried a panchromatic camera for remote sensing experiments.
Launch date 22 October 2001
Launch site SHAR Centre Sriharikota India
Launch vehicle PSLV- C3
Orbit 572 km Sun Synchronous
Payloads PAN


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उपग्रह का प्रकार / Type of Satellite: 
Earth Observation
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अनुप्रयोग / Application: 
Earth Observation
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