|Mission type||Earth observation|
|Mission duration||5 years (planned)|
18 years, 3 months and 9 days (in progress)
|Manufacturer||Indian Space Research Organisation|
|Launch mass||1,360 kg (3,000 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||17 October 2003, 04:54:00 UTC|
|Rocket||Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C5|
|Launch site||Satish Dhawan Space Centre, First Launch Pad (FLP)|
|Contractor||Indian Space Research Organisation|
|Entered service||January 2004|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
|Perigee altitude||813 km|
|Apogee altitude||836 km|
Resourcesat-1 (also known as IRS-P6) is an advanced remote sensing satellite built by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The tenth satellite of ISRO in IRS series, Resourcesat-1 is intended to not only continue the remote sensing data services provided by IRS-1C and IRS-1D, both of which have far outlived their designed mission lives, but also vastly enhance the data quality.
The 1360 kg Resourcesat-1 was launched into an 817 km high polar Sun-synchronous orbit by the eighth flight of India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C5).
Resourcesat-1 carries three cameras  similar to those of IRS-1C and IRS-1D but with vastly improved spatial resolutions - a high resolution Linear Imaging Self-Scanning Sensor-4 (LISS-4) operating in three spectral bands in the Visible and Near Infrared Region (VNIR) with 5.8 metre spatial resolution and steerable up to 26° across track to obtain stereoscopic imagery and achieve five-day revisit capability; a medium resolution Linear Imaging Self-Scanning Sensor-3 (LISS-3) operating in three spectral bands in VNIR and one in Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) band with 23.5 metre spatial resolution; and an Advanced Wide Field Sensor (AWiFS) operating in three spectral bands in VNIR and one band in SWIR with 56 metre spatial resolution.
|Band 1||0.52 - 0.59 μm||23.5 m|
|Band 2||0.62 - 0.68 μm||23.5 m|
|Band 3||0.77 - 0.86 μm||23.5 m|
|Band 4||1.55 - 1.70 μm||23.5 m|
|Band 1||0.52 - 0.59 μm||56 m|
|Band 2||0.62 - 0.68 μm||56 m|
|Band 3||0.77 - 0.86 μm||56 m|
|Band 4||1.55 - 1.70 μm||56 m|
Resourcesat-1 also carries a solid state recorder with a capacity of 120 Gigabits to store the images taken by its cameras which can be read out later to the ground stations.