|Operator||Indian Space Research Organisation|
|Mission duration||5 years|
|Launch mass||1,206 kilograms (2,659 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||April 20, 2011|
|Launch site||Satish Dhawan FLP|
|Perigee altitude||817 kilometres (508 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||817 kilometres (508 mi)|
Resourcesat-2 is a follow on mission to Resourcesat-1 and the eighteenth Indian Remote Sensing satellite built by ISRO. The new satellite provides the same services as the original RESOURCESAT-1, but was 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.
ResourceSat-2A was launched on December 07, 2016.
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
- S-AIS (Satellite-based Automatic Identification System) for tracking maritime traffic in Indian Ocean Search & Rescue Region
- LISS-IV Camera with 5.8 meter spatial resolution.
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- "PSLV launch: PSLV C 16 a workhorse launch vehicle for India", (20 April 2011). Economic Times. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
- "RESOURCESAT - 2 Sends High Quality Images (press release) Archived 2015-09-27 at the Wayback Machine", (28 April 2011). Indian Space Research Organisation. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
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