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RISAT 2B, 2BR1, 2BR2

RISAT 2B, RISAT 2BR1 and RISAT 2BR2 (Radar Imaging Satellite) are satellite imaging missions of ISRO using an active SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) imager to provide continuity of service for RISAT-2. The objective of the RISAT mission is to use the all-weather as well as the day-and-night SAR observation capability in applications such as agriculture, forestry, soil moisture, geology, sea ice, coastal monitoring, object identification, and flood monitoring, but also for military surveillance.

The satellite have a mass of 615 kg and feature an X-band SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar). They feature a larger bus than its RISAT-2 predecessor. The spacecraft is built around New Hexagonal structure with a separate payload module. It carries the X-Band SAR with a Payload Radial Rib Reflector 3.6 m mesh antenna. Reportedly the radar system is again a version of the Israeli TECSAR 1 system. It is built for a 5 year operational lifetime. RISAT 2B will be launched into a 37 inclined orbit at 555 km orbital height.

RISAT 2B, RISAT 2BR1 and RISAT 2BR2 will be launched in 2019 on dedicated Indian PSLV launch vehicles.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Earth Observing, radar
Operator: ISRO
Contractors:
Equipment: X-SAR
Configuration:
Propulsion:
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years
Mass: 615 kg
Orbit: 550 km × 558 km, 37.0 (#2B)
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
RISAT 2B 2019-028A 22.05.2019 Sr FLP PSLV-CA
RISAT 2BR1 - 2019 Sr FLP PSLV-CA
RISAT 2BR2 - 2019 Sr SLP PSLV-CA

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