Oceansat-2 satellite mainframe systems derive their heritage from previous IRS missions and launched by PSLV-C14 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota on Sept. 23, 2009.
It carries three payloads:
- Ocean Colour Monitor (OCM)
- Ku-band Pencil Beam scatterometer (SCAT) developed by ISRO
- Radio Occultation Sounder for Atmosphere (ROSA) developed by the Italian Space Agency.
Oceansat-2 is envisaged to provide continuity of operational services of Oceansat-1(IRS-P4) with enhanced application potential.
|date||Sept 23, 2009|
|Launch site||SHAR, Sriharikota|
|Launch vehicle||PSLV - C14|
|Orbit||Polar Sun Synchronous|
|Local time of Eq. crossing||12 noon ± 10 minutes|
|Repetitivity cycle||2 days|
|Payloads||OCM, SCAT and ROSA|
|Mass at lift off||960 kg|
|Power||15 Sq.m Solar panels generating 1360W, Two 24 Ah Ni-Cd Batteries|
|Mission Life||5 years|