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IRS-P2 (Indian Remote Sensing Satellite) was an Indian experimental earth observation satellite.

The satellite was based on the IRS 1 design, which had already flown on Soviet launch vehicles.

It carried a imaging payload consisting of the LISS-2M instrument, which was in fact two identical solid state Push Broom Cameras, called LISS-2A and LISS-2B using a single optical feed with four lenses in one optical head, operating in four spectral bands in the visible and near-IR range using CCD arrays. The ground resolution was 32.74 m.

IRS-P2 was launched on the second flight of the PSLV-G (1) launch vehicle in October 1994. The IRS-P2 spacecraft continued in operations until September 1997.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Earth observation
Operator: ISRO
Contractors: ISRO
Equipment: LISS-2M
Configuration: IRS-1 Bus
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 1 year (design); 3 years (achieved)
Mass: 804 kg
Orbit: 818 km × 820 km, 98.7
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
IRS P2 1994-068A 15.10.1994 Sr FLP PSLV-G (1)


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