Mission typeEarth observation
COSPAR ID2008-021D[1]
SATCAT no.32786Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration2 years
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass83 kilograms (183 lb)
Power220 watts
Start of mission
Launch date28 April 2008, 03:53 (2008-04-28UTC03:53Z) UTC
RocketPSLV C9
Launch siteSatish Dhawan SLP
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth[2]
Perigee altitude630 kilometres (390 mi)[2]
Apogee altitude630 kilometres (390 mi)[2]
Inclination degrees
Period~90 minutes (estimated)[2]
Epoch27 April 2008, 23:54:00 UTC[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

See also


  1. ^ IMS-1
  2. ^ a b c d CARTOSAT - 2A Archived 2008-04-30 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "NASA - NSSDCA - Spacecraft - Trajectory Details". Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-06. Retrieved 2014-02-08.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ India in multi-satellite launch