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IRS (Indian Remote Sensing satellite)

The IRS (Indian Remote Sensing satellite) program is a series of Earth resources satellites launched by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation). The first of them, IRS-1A, followed on from the two Bhaskara experimental resources satellites launched in 1979 and 1981.


spacecraft launch date launch vehicle launch site orbit mass (kg)
IRS-1A Mar 17, 1988 Vostok M Baikonur 894 × 912 × 99° 975
IRS-1B Aug 29, 1991 Vostok M Baikonur 890 × 917 × 99° 980
IRS-1E Sep 20, 1993 PSLV Sriharikota launch failure  
IRS-1C Dec 28, 1995 Molniya-M Baikonur 805 × 817 × 99° 1,250
IRS-P3 Mar 21, 1996 PSLV Sriharikota 818 × 821 × 99° 930
IRS-1D Sep 29, 1997 PSLV Sriharikota 737 × 827 × 99°