IRS-1A was the first remote sensing mission undertaken by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). It was a part-operational, part-experimental mission to develop Indian expertise in satellite imagery.
|Mission type||Earth Observation|
|Mission duration||8 years, 4 months|
|Launch mass||975 kilograms (2,150 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||March 17, 1988, 06:43 UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 31/6|
|End of mission|
IRS-1A was the first remote sensing mission undertaken by ISRO to provide imagery for various land-based applications. The mission's long-term objective was to develop indigenous remote sensing capability.
IRS-1A carried two 'Linear Imaging Self-Scanning System' cameras, LISS-I and LISS-II, with a spatial resolution of 72.5 metres (238 ft) and 36 m respectively.
IRS-1A successfully completed its mission in July 1996 after operating for 8 years, 4 months.
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