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The Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT-1) lanched successfully via satellite launch vehicle PSLV-C-19 from Sriharikota range on Thursday, April 26, 2012, The all weather satellite will help in better agriculture and disaster management
The weight of the spacecraft is 1858 Kg, it's first microwave remote sensing satellite.
The RISAT-1 notable features are mentioned here-
Weight- 1858 Kg; Orbit Altitude - 536 Km; Orbit inclination - 97.552 degrees; No of orbits perday 14; Mission duration - 5 Years; Image Resolution 1m to 50 m; It's a solar powered spacecraft.
N. Valarmathi was designated as Project Director to build an indegenious spacecraft, she included 50 other membres in the team and RISAT-1 developed, its 100% Indian Space Satellite, only Indian companies supplies the resources to develop this space gadget.
Other countries which have similar space technology till date are - US, Canada, Japan, Germany and Israel.