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Indian Remote Sensing Satellite IRS-P3

Indian Remote Sensing Satellite IRS-P3

An artist's impression of the IRS-P3 spacecraft.

An artist's impression of the IRS-P3 spacecraft. (Credit: ISRO)

Lifetime: March 1996 - January 2006

Country (primary): India

Primary Science

The Indian Remote Sensing Satellite IRS-P3 was designed primarily for Earth-observations. In particular, carried two instruments aimed at studying crop conditions, geology, and snow cover, oceanic chlorophyll, sediment transport and ocean dynamics.

High Energy Science

The IRS-P3 satellite also carried an X-ray detector for astronomical observations.

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