BackForward Satellite: Kalpana-1 

Satellite details
Acronym Kalpana-1
Full name Kalpana-1
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 1st (last) flight unit of the Kalpana programme.
  • Mission: operational meteorology.
Mass at launch 1055 kg Dry mass 495 kg
Power 550 W
Data access link
Data access information
  • Near-real-time availability of images and other data by DMDD.
  • Availability of DCP messages by lines.
  • Note: The link provided is to an IMD page for browsing recent images (incl animations) and products from INSAT-3D and KALPANA in graphical format. No access to L1 data is provided for general users.
Orbit Geostationary orbit Altitude 35786 km
Longitude 74° E


Space agency ISROIMD
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 12 Sep 2002 EOL Sep 2017
Last update: 2018-10-06
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Kalpana-1

Acronym Full name
DCS Data Collection Service
VHRR Very High Resolution Radiometer
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Satellite Field of View

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Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Frequencies for scientific data acquisition and communication services at ground stations
Service Direction Frequency (MHz) Bandwidth (kHz) Polarisation D/A Data rate (kbps) or Baseband (kHz) Comments
CDAS S-E 4503.5 MHz 500 kHz linear D 526.5  kbps VHRR raw data
DRT E-S 402.75 MHz 180 kHz LHCP D 4.8  kbps DCP reports
DRT S-E 4506.05 MHz 180 kHz linear D 4.8  kbps DCP relay