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Resourcesat 2A



A replacement for the five-and-a-half-year-old Resourcesat-2, this is a 1,235-kilogram (2,723 lb) remote sensing satellite that is expected to provide data to help monitor natural resources. Designed for a five-year mission, the spacecraft will operate in a circular sun-synchronous orbit, 817 kilometers (508 miles, 441 nautical miles) above the Earth at an inclination of 98.718 degrees, completing one revolution every 101 minutes and 21 seconds.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2016-12-07
    Launch Vehicle: PSLV
    Launch Site: Sriharikota, India
    Mass: 1235 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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