BackForward Satellite: RISAT-2 

Satellite details
Acronym RISAT-2
Full name Radar Imaging Satellite - 2
Satellite Description
  • 2nd flight unit of the RISAT programme, actually launched before RISAT-1.
  • Main mission: reconnaissance and disaster management.
Mass at launch 300 kg Dry mass
Power 750 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 Drifting orbit Altitude 440 km
Inclination 41 °


Space agency ISRO
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 20 Apr 2009 EOL ≥2022
Last update: 2022-01-02
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 RISAT-2

Acronym Full name
SAR-X Synthetic Aperture Radar (X-band)
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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
SAR-X active 9590 - 9590 MHz N/R  kHz - A   X-band SAR