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KALPANA-1

Launch Date:12.09.2002

METSAT (renamed as Kalpana - 1 on February 5, 2003 after the Indian born American Astronaut Dr. Kalpana Chawla, who died on February 1, 2003 in the US Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) is the first in the series of exclusive meteorological satellites built by ISRO.

Mission

Meteorological

Spacecraft Mass

1060 Kg mass (at Lift – off)

498 Kg (Dry mass)

Onboard Power

 550 W

Payload

Very High Resolution Radiometer (VHRR)
Data Relay Transponder (DRT)

Launch date

12 September 2002

Launch site

SHAR, Sriharikota

Launch vehicle

PSLV – C4

Orbit

Geostationary (74 deg East longitude)

Life

7 Years

           

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