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SCATSAT-1 is a continuity mission for Oceansat-2 Scatterometer to provide continuity of data required for weatherforecasting services, generate wind vector products for weather forecasting, cyclone detection and tracking services to the users.

The spacecraft carries the Ku-band OSCAT-2 Scatterometer similar to the OSCAT payload flown onboard Oceansat-2, but features several improvements in hardware and for the onboard signal processor and control software. OCSAT-2 is a pencil beam wind scatterometer operating at Ku-band of 13.515 GHz. The spacecraft is built around standard IMS-2 Bus and the mass of the spacecraft is 377 kg. The mission life of the satellite is 5 Years.

The construction of the satellite was accelerated by using about 40% spare parts leftover from previous satellite missions that have been built at the SAC.

SCATSAT-1 will be put in SSPO orbit of 720 km altitude with an inclination of 98.27 by a PSLV-G (3) launch vehicle.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Earth Science
Operator: ISRO
Contractors: ISRO
Equipment: OSCAT-2
Configuration: Microsatellite-SSB (SSB-2)
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 5 years
Mass: 377 kg
Orbit: 718 km × 733 km, 98.1
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SCATSAT 1 2016-059H 26.09.2016 Sr FLP PSLV-G (3) with AlSat 1B, AlSat 2B, BlackSky Pathfinder 1, Pratham, PISat, AlSat-Nano, CanX 7


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