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Microsat 2A

Microsat 2A is a small Indian earth observing satellite developed by ISRO as a test payload for the maiden SSLV launch.

The satellite is being realised based on Microsat-TD to demonstrate launch on demand capability with SSLV. It is expected to meet the increasing user demands for cartographic applications at cadastral level, urban and rural management, coastal land use and regulation, utilities mapping, development and various other GIS applications.

The satellite carries two payloads, MWIR and LWIR, with 6 m ground resolution. The mass of the spacecraft is 142 kg and it will be placed at an altitude of 350 km. The mission life of the satellite is 10 months.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Earth Observing, technology
Operator: ISRO
Contractors: ISRO
Equipment: MWIR, LWIR
Configuration: Microsatellite-SSB (SSB-1)
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 10 months
Mass: 142 kg
Orbit: 350 km
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Microsat 2A - 2020 Sr FLP SSLV

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