Monday, 23 January 2012

Bhaskara-I (The First Experimental Remote Sensing Satellite built in India)

The onboard TV camera sent imageries which we reused in the field of Hydrology and Forestry. SAMIR sent rich scientific data which were used for oceanographic studies. 

The launch date is 07.06.1979


MissionExperimental Remote Sensing
Weight442 kg
onboard power47 Watts
CommunicationVHF band
StabilizationSpin stabilized (spin axis controlled)
PayloadTVcameras, three band Microwave Radiometer (SAMIR)
Launch dateJun 07,1979
Launch siteVolgograd Launch Station (presently in Russia)
Launch vehicleC-1Intercosmos
Orbit519 x 541 km
Inclination50.6 deg
Mission lifeOne year (nominal)
Orbital LifeAbout 10 years ( Re-entered in 1989 )

Image of Bhaskara-I satellite




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