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RISAT 1

RISAT 1 [ISRO]

RISAT 1 (Radar Imaging Satellite 1) is the first satellite imaging mission of ISRO using an active C-band SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) imager. The objective of the RISAT mission is to use the all-weather as well as the day-and-night SAR observation capability in applications such as agriculture, forestry, soil moisture, geology, sea ice, coastal monitoring, object identification, and flood monitoring.

RISAT 1 is developed, manufactured and integrated by ISRO. The 3-axis stabilized spacecraft bus consists of a hexagonal prism shape build around a central cylinder. Most of the spacecraft subsystems and the payload are integrated in the prism structure and the central cylinder. The solar panels and some subsystems are mounted on the cube-shaped section of the spacecraft.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Earth Observing, radar
Operator: ISRO
Contractors: ISRO
Equipment: C-Band SAR
Configuration:
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years
Mass: 1858 kg
Orbit: 609 km × 609 km, 96
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
RISAT 1 2012-017A 26.04.2012 Sr FLP PSLV-XL

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Further RISAT missions: