IRS-P6 (also known as ResourceSat-1) launched on 17 October 2003 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre by the Indian PSLV-C5, and came to an end on 30 September 2013. The mission was part of the IRS (Indian Remote-Sensing Satellite) series of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization).
Prior to launch, ISRO renamed the IRS-P6 spacecraft to ResourceSat-1.
|Launch Date||17 October 2003|
|Mission Status||Ended 30 September 2013|
|Orbit Height||820 km|
|Orbit Type||Polar sun-synchronous|
|Revisit Period||24 days|
ResourceSat-1 is part of ESA's Third Party Missions Programme, in which ESA has an agreement with ISRO to distribute data products from the missions.
The overall objectives of the IRS-P6 mission (ResourceSat-1) was to provide continued remote sensing data services on an operational basis for integrated land and water resources management. The mission provided data continuity for the IRS-1C and IRS-1D satellites, with the addition of new instruments.
ResourceSat-1 carried three instruments:
- A high resolution linear imaging self-scanner (LISS-IV)
- A medium resolution linear imaging self-scanner (LISS-III)
- AwiFS (Advanced Wide Field Sensor)
All three cameras were pushbroom scanners using linear arrays of CCDs (Charge Coupled Devices).
|Bands||Spectral Range (nm)||Spatial Resolution (m)|
|Green||520 – 590||5.8 (LISS IV)|
56 - 70 (AWiFS)
|Red||620 – 680||5.8 (LISS IV)|
|NIR||770 – 860||5.8 (LISS IV)|
|SWIR||1550 - 1700||5.8 (LISS IV)|
ESA is offering, for scientific research and application development, access to Full archive of ResourceSat-1 data upon submission and acceptance of a project proposal. These products are available as part of the GAF Indian Satellite Imagery products.
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 made available to each project.
The following collection is available:
Moreover, ESA offers to registered users the access through the Online Dissemination server to the following data collection: