THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - RISAT-1 -
Full Name Radar Imaging Satellite Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies ISRO Launch Date 26 Apr 2012
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Apr 2017
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 96.5 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 97.844 deg
Orbit Altitude 610 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 6:00 Repeat Cycle 12 days
Objectives and Applications Land surface, agriculture and forestry, regional geology, land use studies, water resources, vegetation studies, coastal studies and soils - especially during cloud season.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandAlbedo and reflectance SAR (RISAT)
Soil moisture SAR (RISAT)
Vegetation SAR (RISAT)
Multi-purpose imagery (land) SAR (RISAT)
OceanOcean topography/currents SAR (RISAT)
Snow & IceIce sheet topography SAR (RISAT)
Snow cover, edge and depth SAR (RISAT)
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness SAR (RISAT)
Mission Instruments
SAR (RISAT) - Synthetic Aperature Radiometer (RISAT)
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