|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||September 29, 1997, 04:47UTC|
|Launch site||Sriharikota FLP|
IRS-1D is seventh satellite in Indian Remote Sensing satellite series of Earth Observation satellites, built, launched and maintained by Indian Space Research Organisation. The satellite has similar capabilities as that of ISRO's IRS-1C satellite with some improvements added for better imagery particularly in thematic mapping.
The satellite carried following instruments onboard :
- Panchromatic camera with spatial resolution of 5.8 m.
- Linear Imaging Self Scanner with spatial resolution of 23.5 m.
- Wide Field Sensor (WIFS) with a ground resolution of 188 m.