Resourcesat-2 is a follow on mission to Resourcesat-1 and the eighteenth Remote Sensing satellite built by ISRO. The new satellite provides the same services as the original RESOURCESAT-1, but we also designed to "provide data with enhanced multispectral and spatial coverage". Compared to Resourcesat-1, LISS-4 multispectral swath has been enhanced from 23 km to 70 km based on user needs. Suitable changes including miniaturization in payload electronics have been incorporated in Resourcesat-2. Resourcesat-2 along with Youthsat and X-Sat (Singapore) was launched on PSLV-C16 on 20 April 2011.
The satellite contains 3 multispectral cameras on board.
- Advanced Wide-Field Sensor (AWiFS) with 56 meter spatial resolution.
- The Linear Imaging Self-Scanning Sensor (LISS-III) with 23.5 meter spatial resolution and
- LISS-IV Camera with 5.8 meter spatial resolution.
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