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Microsat-R

Microsat-R [ISRO]

Microsat-R is an small Indian satellite built for the Indian military Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), likely as a target satellite for ASAT testing.

The satellite has a launch mass of 740 kg and orbits the earth at a height of 274 km. Reportedly it was built by a handful of DRDO laboratories, not by ISRO.

The satellite was destroyed in an ASAT test on 27 March 2019. Initially about 270 fragments were detected in orbit.

Nation: India
Type / Application: ASAT target ?
Operator: Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
Contractors: Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 740 kg
Orbit: 268 km × 289 km, 96.60
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Microsat-R 2019-006A 24.01.2019 Sr FLP PSLV-DL with Kalamsat v2
Further Microsat missions: