THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - IRS-1A -
Full Name Indian Remote Sensing Satellite - 1A Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies ISRO Launch Date 17 Mar 1988
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 01 Jan 1994
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 904 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Land surface, agriculture and forestry regional geology, land use studies, water resources, vegetation studies, coastal studies and soils.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandAlbedo and reflectance LISS-II
Landscape topography LISS-II
Vegetation LISS-II
Multi-purpose imagery (land) LISS-II
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth LISS-II
Mission Instruments
LISS-I - Linear imaging Self Scanner - I
LISS-II - Linear Imaging Self Scanner - II
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