IRS-1C/1D Full archive

How to Access Data

The collection is open for research and application development, prototype and test projects to users located in the territory of ESA Member States (including Canada) and in the European Commission Member States.

Data are available for on demand ordering upon submission of a Project Proposal subject to evaluation and acceptance by ESA.

The process takes up to two weeks and there are no deadlines for submitting a proposal.

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ESA will support as many high-quality and innovative projects as possible within the quota limit available, therefore only a limited amount of products can be allowed to each project.

Availability and restrictions to the use of the data are described in the ESA Third Party Missions (TPM) T&C document and in the Terms of Applicability document


The following products are available:

  • PAN: Panchromatic, resolution 5 m, Coverage 70 km x 70 km, radiometrically and ortho (DN) corrected,
  • LISS-III: Multi-spectral, resolution 25 m, Coverage 140 km x 140 km, radiometrically and ortho (DN) corrected (ortho delivered without Band 5)
  • WiFS: Multi-spectral, resolution 180 m, Coverage 800 km x 800 km, radiometrically and ortho (DN) corrected
Sensor Type Resolution (m) Coverage (km x km) System or radiometrically corrected Ortho corrected (DN) Global archive
PAN Panchromatic 5 70 x 70 X X 1996 – 2007 (IRS-1C)
1998 – 2009 (IRS-1D)
LISS-III Multi-spectral 25 140 x 140 X X (without band 5)
WiFS Multi-spectral 180 800 km x 800 km X X


  • Whether system corrected or radiometrically corrected products are available depends on sensor and processing centre
  • For PAN and LISS-III ortho corrected: If unavailable, user has to supply ground control information and DEM in suitable quality
  • For WiFS ortho corrected: service based on in house available ground control information and DEM

The products are available as part of the GAF Imagery products from the Indian missions: IRS-1C, IRS-1D, CartoSat-1 (IRS-P5), ResourceSat-1 (IRS-P6) and ResourceSat-2 (IRS-R2) missions.

'IRS-1C/1D Full archive' collection has worldwide coverage: data can be requested by contacting GAF user support to check for availability since there is no catalogue.

All details about the data provision, data access conditions and quota assignment procedure are described in the Terms of Applicability.



Spatial coverage: 
90 N, -90 S, -180 W, 180 E
Temporal coverage:
1996-01-01 - 2009-12-31
Date of launch:
1995-12-28, 1997-09-29
Mission status:
Orbit height:
817 km
Orbit type:
Swath width:
70 km (PAN), 142-148 km (LISS-III), 810 km (WiFS)
High Resolution - HR (5 - 20 m) Medium Resolution - MR (20 - 500 m)
NIR (0.75 - 1.30 µm), SWIR (1.3 - 3.0 µm), VIS (0.40 - 0.75 µm)


level 1 , level 2 , multiple


Specific restrictions to the use of data may apply for TPMs according to the terms of applicability valid for each mission. Utilisation of this data is subject to ESA's Earth Observation Terms and Conditions



IRS-1C data user handbook
Product Specifications
IRS-1D data user handbook
Product Specifications
Euro-Maps product format
Product Specifications
EOWEB GeoPortal Catalogue
Indian Data Terms of Applicability
Access Guide
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