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RISAT 2

RISAT 2 [ISRO]

RISAT 2 (Radar Imaging Satellite 2) is a satellite imaging mission of ISRO using an active SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) imager.

The RISAT 2 payload was purchased from Israel as the development of Indias indigenous RISAT 1 was delayed. The radar system is based on the israeli TECSAR 1 satellite, while it is mounted on an indian satellite bus.

RISAT 2 was launched as the prime passenger on an indian PSLV-CA launch vehicle together with a small piggy-back satellite.

A much larger follow-on satellite, RISAT 2A, is planned for 2020 to provide continuity of service.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Earth Observing, radar
Operator: ISRO
Contractors: ISRO (bus), IAI (payload)
Equipment: X-SAR
Configuration: Minisatellite-SSB (SSB-1) ?
Propulsion:
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years
Mass: 300 kg
Orbit: 400 km × 552 km, 41.21
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
RISAT 2 2009-019A 20.04.2009 Sr SLP PSLV-CA with ANUSAT

References:

Further RISAT missions: