Rohini Satellite RS-D1
RS-D1 was a 38 kg experimental spin stabilized satellite designed with a power handling capability of 16W. It was launched onboard SLV-3 from SHAR Centre on May 31, 1981. The launch was a partial success as the satellite did not reach the intended height and thus it stayed in orbit for only 9 days. The satellite carried a solid-state camera using linear array of detectors for remote sensing applications.
|onboard power||16 Watts|
|Payload||Landmark Tracker ( remote sensing payload)|
|Launch date||May 31,1981|
|Launch site||SHAR Centre, Sriharikota, India|
|Orbit||186 x 418 km (achieved)|
|Orbital life||Nine days|