|Mission type||Earth Observation
|Mission duration||12 years|
|Launch mass||1,250 kilograms (2,760 lb)|
|Dimensions||1.93 x 1.7 x 1.65 metres|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||December 28, 1995|
|Launch site||Baikonur 31/6|
|End of mission|
|Deactivated||21 September 2007|
IRS-1C was the fourth remote sensing Indian satellite built, and designed by Indian Space Research Organization.
The primary objective of IRS-1C was to provide systematic and repetitive acquisition of data of the Earth’s surface under nearly constant illumination conditions.
IRS-1C was equipped with three sensors :
- PANchromatic camera of 6-meter resolution.
- Linear Imaging Self Scanner(LISS)-III (23.6 meter solution)
- Wide Field Sensor(WiFS) with 189 meter resolution.
The satellite was equipped with onboard tape recorder with storage capacity of 62 Gigabits.
The data transmitted from the satellite was gathered from National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad and EOSAT, a partnership of Hughes Aircraft and RCA. IRS-1C used S-band for broadcasting and X-band for uplinking of data.
IRS-1C completed its services on September 21, 2007 after serving for 11 years and 8 months.
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