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Rohini 1
Rohini 1
Indian scientific satellites and developmental flights of the SLV-3 launch vehicle. The Rohinis (Sanskrit for "Aldebaran") carried cameras for remote-sensing and radio beacons for accurate orbit and attitude determination. All were launched from Sriharikota.


spacecraft launch date orbit mass (kg)
Rohini 1A Aug. 10, 1979 failed to reach orbit 35
Rohini 1 Jul. 18, 1980 307 × 921 km × 44.7° 35
Rohini 2 May 31, 1981 partial failure; orbit too low 38
Rohini 3 Apr. 17 , 1983 326 × 485 km × 46.6° 41


Related entry

   • SROSS (Stretched Rohini Satellite Series)


Related categories

   • SATELLITES AND SPACE PROBES
   • INDIA IN SPACE