Indian Remote Sensing Satellites

The launch of first operational Indian Remote sensing satellite IRS-IA on March 17, 1988.

IRS-1B in the year 1991 for effectively managing the country’s natural resources.

IRS-1C was launched in December 1995. This in indigenously built, state of the art which provide invaluable data on natural resources.

IRS-P2 was deployed in 1996. It help in assessing crop condition and atmospheric phenomenon. It will also gives early warning of floods, help assess flood damage and study certain type of rocks.

IRS-P3 was deployed in 1996. It help in assessing crop condition and atmospheric phenomenon. It will also gives early warning of floods, help assess flood damage and study certain type of rocks.

IRS-P4 (OCANSAT-I) in 1999, will significantly contribute to ocean observation system and promote oceanographic studies in the country.

Resources SAT: it will provide information of our natural resources for better utilization. The mission will mainly emphasis on agriculture related studies.

CARTOSAT: It is a unique mission in the world as it will provide as with a capability that no one else has in the world today.

ISRO is building IS-P5 CARTOSAT, the first in the CARTOSAT series, primarily for mapping. CARTOSAT-2 will have a one meter resolution, again with stereoscopic capability. So we will get into the domain of creating map with a 1:8000 scale or even better with CARTOSAT series.

RISAT: (Radar imaging Satellite) it is a remote sensing satellite in the designing stage. It will have continuous capability for imaging, the capability to look through the clouds and for day and night imaging. it can provided imagery and information on soil moisture, water availability and so on, even during the monsoon season.

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