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EMISAT in deployed configuration
Mission typeReconnaissance
COSPAR ID2019-018A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.44078Edit this on Wikidata
Mission durationPlanned: 5 years
Elapsed: 3 years, 5 months, 3 days
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass436 kg (961 lb)
Power965 W
Start of mission
Launch date1 April 2019 (2019-04Z) UTC
RocketPSLV-QL C45
Launch siteSatish Dhawan SLP
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Apogee altitude749 km (465 mi)
Inclination98.376 degree

EMISAT, launched on 1 April 2019, is an Indian reconnaissance satellite[2] under Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) project Kautilya[3] which is a package that provides space-based electronic signal intelligence or ELINT. The spacecraft helps in improving the situational awareness of the Indian Armed Forces as it will provide information and location of enemy radars.[4] The ELINT payload is developed by Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL), while augmented Indian Mini Satellite-2 (IMS-2) platform is provided by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).[5] The capabilities of the Kautilya package is highly classified. It monitors radio signals to determine the location and source of all transmission.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "India gets surveillance satellite". Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  2. ^ "PSLV C45 Launch Kit". www.isro.gov.in. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 March 2019. Retrieved 2019-03-25.
  3. ^ "Kautilya". Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  4. ^ D.s, Madhumathi (2019-04-01). "India gets surveillance satellite". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  5. ^ "Annual Report 2019-20, Department of Space" (PDF). 14 February 2020. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 February 2020. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  6. ^ IANS (2020-07-26). "India's Spy Satellite by ISRO Studies China Troops' Position in Tibet". India News, Breaking News, Entertainment News | India.com. Retrieved 2020-08-09.