Satellite RISat-2 (Radar Imaging Satellite 2) of Ministry of Defense

Name of Satellite, Alternate Names RISat-2 (Radar Imaging Satellite 2)
Country of Operator/Owner India
Operator/Owner Ministry of Defense
Users Military
Purpose Surveillance
Class of Orbit LEO
Type of Orbit
Longitude of GEO (degrees) 0
Perigee (km) 415
Apogee (km) 427
Eccentricity 0.000883522308938301
Inclination (degrees) 41.22
Period (minutes) 41.2
Launch Mass (kg.) 93
Dry Mass (kg.)
Power (watts)
Date of Launch 20-04-2009
Expected Lifetime
Contractor Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI)
Country of Contractor Israel
Launch Site Satish Dhawan Space Center
Launch Vehicle PSLV C12
COSPAR Number 2009-019A
NORAD Number 34807
Comments First dedicated military surveillance satellite; rushed out after terrorist attack on Mumbai.


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