IMS-1

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IMS-1
Mission type Earth observation
Operator ISRO
COSPAR ID 2008-021D[1]
Mission duration 2 years
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass 83 kilograms (183 lb)
Power 220 watts
Start of mission
Launch date 28 April 2008, 03:53 (2008-04-28UTC03:53Z) UTC
Rocket PSLV C9
Launch site Satish Dhawan SLP
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth[2]
Perigee 630 kilometres (390 mi)[2]
Apogee 630 kilometres (390 mi)[2]
Inclination  degrees
Period ~90 minutes (estimated)[2]

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 (ISRO). IMS-1 is the first satellite to use ISRO's Indian Mini Satellite bus.[3]

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.[4]

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