Mission typeRemote-sensing
OperatorIndian Space Research Organisation
COSPAR ID2011-015A
SATCAT no.37387Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration5 years
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass1,206 kilograms (2,659 lb)
Start of mission
Launch dateApril 20, 2011 (2011-04-20)
RocketPSLV C16
Launch siteSatish Dhawan FLP
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee altitude817 kilometres (508 mi)
Apogee altitude817 kilometres (508 mi)
Inclination98.72 degrees
Period102 minutes

Resourcesat-2 is a follow on mission to Resourcesat-1 and the eighteenth Indian Remote Sensing satellite built by ISRO. The new satellite provides the same services as the original RESOURCESAT-1, but was also designed to "provide data with enhanced multispectral and spatial coverage".[1] Compared to Resourcesat-1, LISS-4 multispectral swath has been enhanced from 23 km to 70 km based on user needs. Suitable changes including miniaturization in payload electronics have been incorporated in Resourcesat-2. Resourcesat-2 along with Youthsat and X-Sat (Singapore) was launched on PSLV-C16 on 20 April 2011.[2]

ResourceSat-2A was launched on December 07, 2016.


The satellite contains 3 multispectral cameras on board.

  • Advanced Wide-Field Sensor (AWiFS) with 56 meter spatial resolution.
  • The Linear Imaging Self-Scanning Sensor (LISS-III) with 23.5 meter spatial resolution
  • S-AIS (Satellite-based Automatic Identification System) for tracking maritime traffic in Indian Ocean Search & Rescue Region
  • LISS-IV Camera with 5.8 meter spatial resolution.[3]


  1. ^ "RESOURCESAT-2", (2008), Earth Observation Satellites, Indian Space Research Organisation. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  2. ^ "PSLV launch: PSLV C 16 a workhorse launch vehicle for India", (20 April 2011). Economic Times. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  3. ^ "RESOURCESAT - 2 Sends High Quality Images (press release) Archived 2015-09-27 at the Wayback Machine", (28 April 2011). Indian Space Research Organisation. Retrieved 21 September 2015.

External links

  • Resourcesat-2 at the Indian Space Research Organisation