|Mission type||Earth Observation
|Mission duration||3 years|
|Launch mass||804 kilograms (1,773 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||October 15, 1994|
|Launch site||Sriharikota FLP|
IRS-P2 was an Earth observation satellite launched under the NNRMS (National Natural Resources Management System) programme undertaken by ISRO. The objectives of the mission was to provide spaceborne capability to India in observing and managing the Natural Resources and utilizing them in productive manner. The satellite carried Imaging multi-spectral radiometers on board for radio sensing of the resources.
The satellite was designed, developed and tested in just one and a half years. IRS-P2 is one of the satellites in the Indian Remote Sensing series of Earth Observation satellites, assembled, launched and maintained by the Indian Space Research Organisation. The satellite was controlled by ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bangalore, Lucknow and Mauritius. The National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), Hyderabad received the first signal from IRS-P2 98 minutes after the launch. The IRS-P2 was declared operational from 7 November 1994 after certain orbital manoeuvres and started its 3-year-long observation mission.
IRS-P2 completed its mission successfully in 1997 with duration of 3 years.
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