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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - INSAT-3A -
Full Name Indian National Satellite - 3A Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies ISRO Launch Date 10 Apr 2003
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Nov 2017
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period
Orbit Sense N/A 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 CCD camera, VHRR
Liquid water and precipitation rate VHRR
Radiation budget VHRR
LandAlbedo and reflectance CCD camera
Surface temperature (land) VHRR
Multi-purpose imagery (land) CCD camera
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) VHRR
Mission Instruments
CCD camera - Charged Coupled Device Camera
DRT-S&R - DRT-S&R
VHRR - Very High Resolution Radiometer
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