|Mission type||Earth observation|
|Mission duration||2 years|
|Launch mass||83 kilograms (183 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||28 April 2008, 03:53UTC|
|Launch site||Satish Dhawan SLP|
|Perigee altitude||630 kilometres (390 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||630 kilometres (390 mi)|
|Period||~90 minutes (estimated)|
|Epoch||27 April 2008, 23:54:00 UTC|
IMS-1 is an Earth observation satellite in a sun-synchronous orbit. The satellite which is the fourteenth satellite in the Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellite series has been built, launched and maintained by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). IMS-1 is the first satellite to use ISRO's Indian Mini Satellite bus.
It was launched by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle - C9 on April 28, 2008 along with the Cartosat-2A and eight nano research satellites belonging to research facilities in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands.