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IRS 1-C (Indian Remote Sensing satellite) was the third of the Indian natural resource imaging satellites and was launched by a Molniya-M rocket from the Baykonur Cosmodrome. The 1,250 kg spacecraft carried three instruments: PAN (PANchromatic camera of 6-meter resolution), multispectral LISS-3 (Linear Imaging Self-Scanner), and WIFS (WIde Field Sensor). Images from regions other than India will be downlinked and distributed through a commercial entity in the US.

Alternate Names

  • 23751
  • Indian Remote Sensing Satellite 1C

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1995-12-28
Launch Vehicle: Molniya-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 1250 kg

Funding Agency

  • Indian Space Research Organization (India)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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