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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.

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Written by Arhopala Bazaloides

April 28, 2012 at 6:52 pm

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