SCATSAT 1 [ISRO]
SCATSAT-1 is a continuity mission for Oceansat-2 Scatterometer to provide continuity of data required for weatherforecasting services, generate wind vector products for weather forecasting, cyclone detection and tracking services to the users.
The spacecraft carries the Ku-band OSCAT-2 Scatterometer similar to the OSCAT payload flown onboard Oceansat-2, but features several improvements in hardware and for the onboard signal processor and control software. OCSAT-2 is a pencil beam wind scatterometer operating at Ku-band of 13.515 GHz. The spacecraft is built around standard IMS-2 Bus and the mass of the spacecraft is 377 kg. The mission life of the satellite is 5 Years.
The construction of the satellite was accelerated by using about 40% spare parts leftover from previous satellite missions that have been built at the SAC.
SCATSAT-1 will be put in SSPO orbit of 720 km altitude with an inclination of 98.27° by a PSLV-G (3) launch vehicle.
|Type / Application:||Earth Observing|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||718 km × 733 km, 98.1°|
|SCATSAT 1||2016-059H||26.09.2016||Sr FLP||PSLV-G (3)||with AlSat 1B, AlSat 2B, BlackSky Pathfinder 1, Pratham, PISat, AlSat-Nano, CanX 7|