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Jugnu was launched from Sriharikota on 12 October 2011 at 05:30 UT by a PSLV-CA rocket. It is an Indian technology demonstration and remote sensing satellite which was built and will be operated by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. It weighed 3 kg and will be used to develop technology, and return infrared imagery providing data for agriculture and disaster monitoring. Its primary instrument, the Micro Imaging System, will produce near-infrared images of vegetation to allow a study of land utilization. It also carries a GPS receiver to aid tracking, and is intended to demonstrate a microelectromechanical inertial measurement unit.

Alternate Names

  • 37839

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2011-10-12
Launch Vehicle: PSLV-CA
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India
Mass: 3 kg

Funding Agency

  • Indian Space Research Organization (India)


  • 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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