IRS-1B was a successor to the remote sensing mission IRS-1A, both undertaken by the Indian Space Research Organisation. It was an operational and experimental mission to develop indigenous expertise in satellite imagery.
|Mission type||Earth Observation|
|Mission duration||12 years, 4 months|
|Launch mass||975 kilograms (2,150 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||August 29, 1991|
|Launch site||Baikonur 31/6|
IRS-1B was the first remote sensing mission undertaken by ISRO using imagery generated by remote sensing technology for land-based applications. The long term objective of the mission was to develop the indigenous capability in the field of remote sensing.
IRS-1B carried 3 solid state Linear Imaging Self-Scanning System cameras:
- LISS-1 (72.5 meter each band ground resolution)
- LlSS-2A & 2B (36.25 meter each band ground resolution)
IRS-1B successfully completed its mission after operating for 12 years and 4 months in December 2003.
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