Nellore: Isro is planning to launch Remote Sensing Satellite Resourcesat 2A on board Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-36) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Shar, Sriharikota, on November 28. Resourcesat-2A is a follow on mission to Resourcesat-2 and it is intended to continue the remote sensing data services to global users provided by Resourcesat-2, and to provide data with enhanced multispectral and spatial coverage as well.
The configuration is similar to Resourcesat-2 having three-tier imaging capability, with a unique combination of payloads consisting of three solid-state cameras, namely, a high resolution Linear Imaging Self Scanning Sensor - LISS-IV, a medium resolution Linear Imaging Self Scanning Sensor - LISS-III and an Advanced Wide Field Sensor (AWiFS).
The spacecraft mass is around 1,200kg with a power generation capacity of 1,250W and a mission life of five years. Speaking to this correspondent, Shar director P. Kunhikrishnan said the Resourcesat-2A data will be used for national needs and they are gearing up for the launch on November 28. “The launch campaign is started today,” he said with preparations for the integration of the first stage of the launch vehicle- PSLV-C36," Mr Kunhikrishnan said.