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SROSS B

SROSS B [ISRO]

SROSS B (Stretched Rohini Satellite Series) was the second satellite in ISRO's SROSS series and to perform experiments in remote sensing and Gamma-ray astronomy.

The satellite body was three axis stabilized with a momentum wheels and magnetic torquers. A Hydrazine based monopropellant reaction control system was also fitted. Power was to be provided by body mounted solar cells and eight deployable fixed solar arrays.

The satellite carried two payloads:

  • MEOSS (Monocular Electro Optical Stereo Scanner) provided by Germany
  • 20 - 3000 keV Gamma-ray Burst Experiment (GRB) provided by ISRO

SROSS B was lost in a launch failure of the ASLV rocket. The MEOSS experiment was reflown on IRS 1E and GRB on SROSS C.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Technology, science, earth observation
Operator: ISRO
Contractors: ISRO
Equipment: MEOSS, GRB
Configuration:
Propulsion: Hydrazine RCS
Power: 8 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 150 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SROSS B 1988-F03 13.07.1988 Sr F ASLV

References:

Further Rohini missions: