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Resourcesat 2, 2A

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.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Earth Observing
Operator: ISRO
Contractors: ISRO
Equipment: LISS-III, LISS-IV, AWiFS (#2, #2A), AIS payload (#2)
Configuration: IRS-1 Bus
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years
Mass: 1206 kg (#2); 1235 kg (#2A)
Orbit: 821 km × 823 km, 98.78 (#2)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
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

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