Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) Satellites

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was formed in 1969. India began to develop the indigenous Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellite program during late 1970’s to support monitoring of natural resources and Earth Observation. The IRS system is the largest constellation of remote sensing satellites for civilian use in operation today in the world, with 12 operational satellites. All these are placed in polar Sun-synchronous orbit and provide data in a variety of spatial, spectral and temporal resolutions. Indian Remote Sensing Programme completed its 25 years of successful operations on March 17, 2013. ISRO’s satellite missions can be found at the below page:

Instrument/program overview