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About IRS-P6

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.

Mission Parameters
Launch Date17 October 2003
Mission StatusEnded 30 September 2013
Orbit Height820 km
Orbit TypePolar sun-synchronous
Revisit Period24 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.

IRS-P6 Objectives

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.

IRS-P6 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).

Instrument Parameters
BandsSpectral Range (nm)Spatial Resolution (m)
Green520 – 5905.8 (LISS IV)
23.5 (LISS-III)
56 - 70 (AWiFS)
Red620 – 6805.8 (LISS IV)
23.5 (LISS-III)
56-70 (AWiFS)
NIR770 – 8605.8 (LISS IV)
23.5 (LISS-III)
56-70 (AWiFS)
SWIR1550 - 17005.8 (LISS IV)
23.5 (LISS-III)
56-70 (AWiFS)

IRS-P6 Data


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:



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