IMS-1


IMS-1

Infobox Spacecraft
Name = IMS-1 (TWSAT)
Organisation = ISRO
Mission_Type = Earth observation
Satellite_Of = Earth
Launch = 28 April 2008, 03:53 GMT
Carrier_Rocket = PSLV-C9
NSSDC_ID = 2008-021B
Mass = 83 kg
Power = 220 watts
Orbit_regime = LEO [http://www.isro.org/pslv-c9/cartosat2a.htm CARTOSAT - 2A ] ]
Orbital_Period = ~90 minutes (estimated)
Apoapsis = km to mi|630|spell=commonwealth|wiki=yes
Periapsis = km to mi|630|spell=commonwealth|wiki=yes
Inclination =
Launch_Site = SLP, Satish Dhawan Space Centre
Mission_Duration = 2 years
Main_Instruments = Two cameras: Multi-Spectral, Hyper-Spectral
Spatial_Resolution = MS 37, HS 506 metres
Swath = MS 151, HS 130 km
Spectral_Band = ? micrometre
Data_Rate = 9.4 Mbit/s after JPEG2000 compression
SSR = 16 GB

IMS - 1 is an Earth observation satellite in a sun-synchronous orbit. The satellite which is the fourteenth satellite in the Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellite series has been built, launched and maintained by the Indian Space Research Organisation. It was launched by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle - C9 on April 28, 2008 along with the Cartosat-2A and eight nano research satellites belonging to research facilities in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7370391.stm India in multi-satellite launch] ] .

ee also

*Indian Remote Sensing satellite

References

External links

* [http://www.isro.org/pslv-c9/ims1.htm IMS-1]
* [http://www.merinews.com/catFull.jsp?articleID=132051]


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