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NamesIndian Remote Sensing satellite-1C
Mission typeEarth observation
COSPAR ID1995-072A
SATCAT no.23751
Mission duration3 years (planned)
10 years (achieved)
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerIndian Space Research Organisation
Launch mass1,250 kg (2,760 lb)
Dry mass1,150 kg (2,540 lb)
Dimensions1.93 m x 1.70 m x 1.65 m
Power809 watts
Start of mission
Launch date28 December 1995
06:45:18 UTC
RocketMolniya-M (s/n V15000-040)
Launch siteBaikonur Cosmodrome, Site 31
Entered serviceFirst week of January 1996 [1]
End of mission
Deactivated21 September 2005 [2]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit[3]
RegimeSun-synchronous orbit
Perigee altitude816 km (507 mi)
Apogee altitude818 km (508 mi)
Period101.2 minutes
Linear Imaging Self-Scanning Sensor-3 (LISS-3)
Panchromatic Camera (PAN)
Wide-Field Sensor (WiFS)
← IRS-P2
IRS-P3 →

IRS-1C was the fifth remote sensing Indian satellite built, and designed by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). IRS-1C is first second-generation operational Remote Sensing Satellite. The satellite carries payloads with enhanced capabilities like better spatial resolution additional spectral bands, improved repetitivity and augment the remote sensing capability of the existing IRS-1A and IRS-1B.


The primary objective of IRS-1C was to provide systematic and repetitive acquisition of data of the Earth's surface under nearly constant illumination conditions.[1]


IRS-1C was the fifth of the Indian natural resource imaging satellites and was launched by a Molniya-M launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The 1,250 kg (2,760 lb) satellite carried three instruments. Images from regions other than India will be downlinked and distributed through a commercial entity in the United States. IRS-1C used S-band for broadcasting and X-band for uplinking of data. The satellite was equipped with onboard tape recorder with storage capacity of 62 Gigabits.


IRS-1C was equipped with three instruments:

  • Linear Imaging Self-Scanning Sensor-3 (LISS-3) of 23.5 m (77 ft) resolution in (VIS / NIR, 70.5 m (231 ft) resolution in short-wave infrared (SWIR), for high-resolution land and vegetation observation
  • Panchromatic Camera (PAN) of 5.8 m (19 ft) resolution, for very-high-resolution land imagery
  • Wide-Field Sensor (WiFS) of 190 m (620 ft) resolution, for land and vegetation observation [4]


The images was marketed through a private company in the United States.[4] The data transmitted from the satellite was gathered from National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad and EOSAT, a partnership of Hughes Aircraft and RCA.[5]

IRS-1C completed its services on 21 September 2005 after serving for 10 years.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b "IRS-1C / 1D" (PDF). National University of Argentina - Eurimage. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Satellite: IRS-1C". World Meteorological Organization. 28 July 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Trajectory: IRS-1C 1995-072A". NASA. 27 April 2021. Retrieved 13 May 2021. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ a b "Display: IRS-1C 1995-072". NASA. 27 April 2021. Retrieved 13 May 2021. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ "IRS (Indian Remote Sensing Programme)". Federation of American Scientists. Retrieved 8 March 2013.

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