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PSLV_C19 carrying the RISAT-1 lifting of from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota near Chennai on April 26, 2012. Photo: K. Pichumani

The Hindu explains:

RISAT-1, weighing 1,858 kg and the heaviest satellite launched yet by the [PSLV C-19], is a state-of-the-art Active Microwave Remote Sensing Satellite carrying a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) that will operate in the C-band.

In simpler terms, the RISAT-1 can beam back imaging of the earth surface features at day and night and under all imagined weather conditions. SAR, which gives the RISAT-1 its magical roving eyes, also makes it superior to the generation of optical remote sensing satellites in clearer imaging at all times and under any condition.


Written by Arhopala Bazaloides

April 28, 2012 at 6:52 pm

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