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.
|Type / Application:||ASAT target ?|
|Operator:||Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)|
|Contractors:||Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Orbit:||268 km × 289 km, 96.60°|
|Microsat-R||2019-006A||24.01.2019||Sr FLP||PSLV-DL||with Kalamsat v2|