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Resourcesat 2

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2011-015A

Description

Resourcesat 2, an Indian satellite, was launched from Sriharikota on 20 April 2011 at 04:42 UT. The satellite weighed 1.206 tonnes and was launched by a PSLV-C16 rocket. The spacecraft carries three visible and infrared cameras with a peak resolution of 5.8 m. The imagers are upgraded versions of the cameras flying on Resourcesat 1, an aging predecessor satellite that has already outlived its lifetime projection. Resourcesat 2 also features advanced and miniaturized electronics and carries an experimental ship-tracking Automatic Identification System instrument to collect position, speed and other information from seagoing vessels. It will also help officials respond to natural disasters, monitor agriculture, and manage urban and rural roads and infrastructure. Resourcesat 2 has a design life of at least five years.

Alternate Names

  • 37387
  • Resourcesat2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-04-20
Launch Vehicle: PSLV
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (India)

Disciplines

  • Technology Applications
  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

 
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