Resourcesat 2 [ISRO]
The Indian Resourcesat-2 earth observation satellite is a data continuity mission of ISRO with improved spectral bands of the Resourcesat-1 (IRS-P6). Compared to Resourcesat-1, LISS-4 multispectral swath has been enhanced from 23 km to 70 km based on user needs. Suitable changes including miniaturisation in payload electronics have been incorporated in Resourcesat-2.
Resourcesat-2 has a three-tier imaging capability, with a unique combination of payloads consisting of three solid-state cameras, viz., a high resolution Linear Imaging Self Scanning Sensor - LISS-IV, a medium resolution Linear Imaging Self Scanning Sensor - LISS-III and an Advanced Wide Field Sensor (AWiFS).
Additionally, the satellite carries an AIS payload for exactEarth (COMDEV), which is known as exactView 2 (EV 2).
Resourcesat-2 was launched in April 2011.
Resourcesat-2A, a follow on mission to Resourcesat-2, is intended to provide continuity of data to the users. The configuration is similar to Resourcesat-2. The readiness of the satellite is planned during 2015-16. It was successfully launched in December 2016.
|Type / Application:||Earth Observing|
|Equipment:||LISS-III, LISS-IV, AWiFS (#2, #2A), AIS payload (#2)|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Mass:||1206 kg (#2); 1235 kg (#2A)|
|Orbit:||821 km × 823 km, 98.78° (#2)|
|Resourcesat 2||2011-015A||20.04.2011||Sr FLP||PSLV-G (3)||with YouthSat, X-Sat|
|Resourcesat 2A||2016-074A||07.12.2016||Sr FLP||PSLV-XL|