Render of HySIS
OperatorIndia ISRO
COSPAR ID2018-096A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.43719Edit this on Wikidata
Mission durationPlanned: 5 years[1]
Elapsed: 5 years, 7 months, 24 days
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass380 kilograms (840 lb)
Dimensions2.158 × 1.387 × 1.157 meters (Stowed)
Start of mission
Launch date29 November 2018, 04:27:30 UTC (2018-11-29UTC04:27:30Z)
Launch siteSatish Dhawan Space Centre (Sriharikota)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Period97 minutes 26 seconds
Repeat interval133 orbits

HySIS (Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite) is an Earth observation satellite which will provide hyperspectral imaging services to India for a range of applications in agriculture, forestry and in the assessment of geography such as coastal zones and inland waterways[2][3] The data will also be accessible to India's defence forces.[4][5]

Before HySIS, other Indian hyperspectral imaging payloads were HySI (Hyper Spectral Imager) on IMS-1 and Chandrayaan-1 and LiVHySI (Limb Viewing Hyper Spectral Imager) on YouthSat.[6]



HySIS carries two payloads, the first is the Visible Near Infrared (VNIR) with spectral range of 0.4 to 0.95 micrometres with 60 contiguous spectral bands and the second is the Shortwave Infrared Range (SWIR) with spectral range of 0.85 to 2.4 micrometres with a 10 nanometre bandwidth and 256 contiguous spectral bands. The satellite will have a spatial resolution of 30 metres and a swath of 30 km from its 630 km Sun-synchronous orbit. Space Applications Centre and Semi-Conductor Laboratory were responsible for the development and fabrication of the 'Frame Transfer CCD' for the VNIR imaging payload while ISRO Satellite Centre supplied the modified IMS-2 bus and carried out the final assembly, integration and testing.[2][3][7][8]



PSLV-C43 carrying HySIS and 30 secondary payloads was launched at 04:27:30 UTC, 29 November 2018 from First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre. After a flight that lasted 17 minutes and 19 seconds, HySIS was successfully placed in a planned Sun-synchronous polar orbit at around 645 km.[4][9][10][11]

See also



  1. ^ "PSLV-C43/HysIS Mission Brochure". Indian Space Research Organisation. Archived from the original on 2 December 2018. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Upagrah July–September 2018" (PDF). ISAC.gov.in. 9 November 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 November 2018. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b "ISRO Develops Optical Imaging Detector Array for Hyperspectral Imaging Applications – ISRO". www.isro.gov.in. Archived from the original on 11 November 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Isro to launch hyperspectral imaging sat with 30 foreign satellites on Nov 29 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  5. ^ "The militaristic claims of ISRO's latest satellite have been greatly exaggerated". ThePrint. 4 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  6. ^ Dutta, Moumita (27 August 2018). "Hyperspectral remote sensing and it's [sic] potential" (PDF). SAC.gov.in. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 January 2019. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  7. ^ D.s, Madhumathi (9 August 2017). "ISRO to develop full-fledged hyperspectral imaging satellite". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Nellore: Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite to be launched on November 29". Deccan Chronicle. 24 November 2018. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  9. ^ "PSLV-C43 successfully launches HysIS and 30 customer satellites - ISRO". www.isro.gov.in. Archived from the original on 30 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Isro lines up 3 rocket launches in two months – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  11. ^ "29న పీఎస్‌ఎల్‌వీ-సీ 43 రాకెట్ ప్రయోగం | Andhrabhoomi – Telugu News Paper Portal | Daily Newspaper in Telugu | Telugu News Headlines | Andhrabhoomi". ftp.andhrabhoomi.net. Retrieved 18 November 2018.