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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - IRS-P3 -
Full Name Indian Remote Sensing Satellite - P3 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies ISRO Launch Date 21 Mar 1996
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 31 Dec 2003
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101.35 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.7 deg
Orbit Altitude 817 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle 24 days
Objectives and Applications Ocean biology, physical oceanography, land surface, agriculture and forestry, water resources, vegetation and coastal studies.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols MOS
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature MOS
LandAlbedo and reflectance WiFS
Landscape topography WiFS
Vegetation WiFS
Multi-purpose imagery (land) WiFS
OceanOcean colour/biology MOS
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth WiFS
Mission Instruments
MOS - Modular Opto-electronic Scanner
WiFS - Wide Field Sensor
X-ray astronomy payload - X-ray astronomy payload
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