SROSS C [ISRO]
SROSS C and C2 (Stretched Rohini Satellite Series) were the third and fourth satellites in ISRO's SROSS series and to perform experiments on Gamma-ray astronomy and ionospheric science.
The satellite body was spin-stabilized. A Hydrazine based monopropellant reaction control system was also fitted. Power was to be provided by body mounted solar cells.
The satellites carried two payloads:
SROSS C was launched into a lower than planned orbit and therefore had a significantly reduced lifetime. It decayed from orbit on 14 July 1992 after only 55 days.
SROSS C2 was launched successfully and operated for four years.
|Type / Application:||Technology, science|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Lifetime:||6 months (planned); 55 days (reached, #C); 4 years (reached, #C2)|
|Mass:||106 kg (#C); 115 kg (#C2)|
|Orbit:||267 km × 391 km, 45° (#C); 430 km × 600 km, 45° (#C2)|