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Launch Date:28.12.1995


IRS-1C was the second generation remote sensing satellite developed by ISRO. The satellite carried three distinct and mutually complementing payloads. The payloads enhanced capabilities of IRC-1C as compared to IRS-1A/1B in terms of spatial resolution, provision of additional spectral band, improved repetitivity, ability to acquire stereoscopic image and inclusion of Wide Field Sensor (WiFS) for improved temporal resolution. The Mission was completed on September 21, 2007 after serving for 11 years and 8 months.  
The major objectives of IRS-1C:

1.Design, develop, launch and operate a 3-axis stablised satellite for providing continued space based remote sensing services to the user community with enhance features  

2.Develop new areas of applications to take full advantages of increase spatial, spectral, radiometric and temporal resolution.


Mission Operational Remote Sensing
Orbit 817 km Polar Sun-Synchronous
Orbit Inclination 98.69o
Lift-off Mass 1250 kg
Orbit Period 101.35 minutes
Local Time of Equator crossing 10:30 A.M.
Repetitivity 24 days (for LISS-3) 5 days (for WiFS) 5 days (for PAN Revisit)

Three solid state push broom cameras:

PAN: 5.8 m resolution, 70 km swath, 6 bit radiometry, 0.50 – 0.75 µm

LISS-3: 23.5 m resolution, 141 km swath, 7 bit radiometry, 4 Bands (B2: 0.52 – 0.59 µm; B3: 0.62 – 0.68 µm; B4: 0.77 – 0.86 µm, B5: 1.55 – 1.70 µm)

WiFS: 188 m resolution, 804 km swath, 7 bit radiometry, 2 Bands (Band 3: 0.62-0.68 µm; Band 4: 0.77-0.86 µm)

Attitude and Orbit Control 3-axis body stabilized with 4 reaction wheels and magnetic torquers
Power Solar Array generating 809 W backed by 2 Ni-Cd batteries of 21 AH capacities each
Launch date December 28, 1995
Launch site Baikanur Cosmodrome Kazakhstan
Launch vehicle Molniya
Mission life Three Years (Nominal)
Orbital life Completed on September 2007 after completing 11 years and 8 months
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