Satellite Kalpana-1 (Metsat-1) of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names Kalpana-1 (Metsat-1)
Country of Operator/Owner India
Operator/Owner Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
Users Government
Purpose Meterology
Class of Orbit GEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 74.07
Perigee (km) 35783
Apogee (km) 35789
Eccentricity 7.11642470822659E-05
Inclination (degrees) 0.04
Period (minutes) 1436.08
Launch Mass (kg.) 1060
Dry Mass (kg.) 500
Power (watts) 550
Date of Launch 12-09-2002
Expected Lifetime 5-7 yrs.
Contractor ISRO Satellite Center
Country of Contractor India
Launch Site Satish Dhawan Space Center
Launch Vehicle Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)
COSPAR Number 2002-043A
NORAD Number 27525
Comments Carries a VHRR (Very High Resolution Radiometer); Data Relay Transponder


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