BackForward Satellite: RISAT-2 

Satellite details
Acronym RISAT-2
Full name Radar Imaging Satellite - 2
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
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 Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 20 Apr 2009 EOL 30 Oct 2022
Last update: 2024-01-23
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)
Show instrument status and calibration
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-X active 10 GHz - 9.59 GHz 0 MHz - X-band SAR