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SROSS A (Stretched Rohini Satellite Series) was the first satellite in ISRO's SROSS series and was primarily intended to monitor launch vehicle performance of the new ASLV booster.

The satellite body was three axis stabilized with a momentum wheels and magnetic torquers. A Hydrazine based monopropellant reaction control system was also fitted. Power was to be provided by body mounted solar cells and eight deployable fixed solar arrays.

The satellite carried three payloads:

  • Launch Vehicle Monitoring Platform (LVMP),
  • 30 - 1000 keV Gamma-ray Burst Experiment (GRB)
  • 2 Corner Cube Retro Reflector (CCRR) for laser tracking

SROSS A was lost in a launch failure.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Technology, science
Operator: ISRO
Contractors: ISRO
Equipment: LVMP, GRB, 2 CCRR
Propulsion: Hydrazine RCS
Power: 8 deployable fixed solar arrays, solar cells, batteries
Mass: 150 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
SROSS A 1987-F01 24.03.1987 Sr F ASLV


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