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Launch Date
17.10.2003

RESOURCESAT-1 is the tenth satellite of ISRO in IRS series, intended to not only continue the remote sensing data services provided by IRS-1C and IRS-1D, both of which have far outlived their designed mission lives, but also to vastly enhance the data quality. RESOURCESAT-1 is the most advanced Remote Sensing Satellite built by ISRO as of 2003.
 
Launch date October 17, 2003
Launch site SHAR, Sriharikota
Launch vehicle PSLV-C5
Payloads LISS-4, LISS-3, AWiFS-A, AWiFS-B
Orbit Polar Sun Synchronous
Orbit height 817 km
Orbit inclination 98.7o
Orbit period 101.35 min
Number of Orbits Per day 14
Local time of equator crossing 10:30 am
Repetivity (LISS-3) 24 days
Revisit 5 days
Lift-Off mass 1360 kg
Attitude and orbit control 3-axis body stabilised using Reaction Wheels, Magnetic Torquers and Hydrazine Thrusters
Power Solar Array generating 1250 W, Two 24 Ah Ni-Cd batteries
Mission Life 5 years
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