THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - RISAT-1A -
Full Name Radar Imaging Satellite Status Approved
Mission Agencies ISRO Launch Date Sep 2018
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Sep 2023
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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