THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - INSAT-2B -
Full Name Indian National Satellite - 2B Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies ISRO Launch Date 27 Mar 1993
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 27 Mar 2000
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period
Orbit Sense TBD Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 36000 km Orbit Longitude -94 deg
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Meteorology, data collection and communication, search and rescue.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Winds VHRR
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature VHRR
Liquid water and precipitation rate VHRR
Radiation budget VHRR
LandSurface temperature (land) VHRR
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) VHRR
Mission Instruments
VHRR - Very High Resolution Radiometer
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