IRS-P3 was launched by PSLV-D3 on March 21, 1996 from SHAR Centre, Sriharikota, India. IRS-P3 carries two remote sensing payloads - Wide Field Sensor (WiFS) similar to that of IRS-1C, with an additional Short Wave Infrared Band (SWIR) and a Modular Opto-electronic Scanner (MOS). It also carries an X-ray astronomy payload and a C-band transponder for radar calibration.
Mission completed during January 2006 after serving 9 years and 10 months.
|Mission||Remote sensing of earth's natural resources. Study of X-ray Astronomy. Periodic calibration of PSLV tracking radar located at tracking stations.|
|onboard power||817 Watts|
|Stabilization||Three axis body stabilized|
|RCS||Combinations of bladder type and surface tension type mass expulsion monopropellant hydrazine system|
|Payload||WideField Sensor (WiFS), Modular Opto - electronic Scanner (MOS),
Indian X-ray Astronomy Experiment (IXAE),
|Launch date||March 21, 1996|
|Launch site||SHAR Centre, Sriharikota, India|
|Orbit||817 km. Circular polar sun-synchronous with
equatorial crossing at 10.30 am (descending node)
|Repetivity||WiFS : 5 days|
|Mission completed during||January 2006|