BackForward Satellite: RISAT-1 

Satellite details
Acronym RISAT-1
Full name Radar Imaging Satellite -1
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the RISAT programme, actually launched after RISAT-2.
  • Main mission: land observation.
Mass at launch 1858 kg Dry mass
Power 2200 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Direct reception at appointed ground stations in X-band.
  • Off-line data are distributed by the National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC) in Hyderabad. Web site:
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 546 km
ECT 06:00 desc


Space agency ISRO
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 26 Apr 2012 EOL 31 Mar 2017
Last update: 2020-01-04
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on RISAT-1

Acronym Full name
SAR-C Synthetic Aperture Radar (C-band)
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Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
SAR-C active 5 GHz - 5.35 GHz 0 MHz - C-band SAR