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Detailed information about IRS P4 (OCEANSAT 1) satellite

Designator id: 1999-029C

Description of IRS P4 (OCEANSAT 1) Satellite:

TUBSAT was a German remote sensing microsatellite. The payload consisted of a triple-lens camera system: a wide angle 16 mm lens with a black and white CCD chip, a standard angle 50 mm lens with color CCD chip, and a 1,000 mm telephoto lens with a black and white CCD chip.

The satellite has a cubic shape of 32 cm in dimension. It is mainly used for high resolution earth observation tasks. This is done in a live TV mode with a three head camera system with different focal lengths. The spatial resolutions of the Earth pictures are respectively 370 m, 120 m, and 6 m. The pictures can be received with a standard satellite dish with a minimum of 3 m in diameter. Users transmit the coordinates of a point on the Earth and the satellite computes the needed attitude control actions to track this point during the crossing.

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Technical data:

Launch Date: 1999-05-26
Launch Vehicle: PSLV
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India
Mass: 45.0 kg

Funding Agencies:

Deutsche Forschunganstalt fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR, nee DFVLR) (Federal Republic of Germany)


Earth Science

Source: Nasa

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 25758U 99029C   12338.76630589  .00000167  00000-0  52955-4 0  2174
2 25758 098.2536 066.8978 0001770 351.2876 008.8288 14.51266178716383

Last TLE update on :2012-12-04

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