India's all Earth Observation (EO) or Reconnaissance Satellites

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Representational Image: Rashtrapati Bhavan from CartoSat-2A by ISRO

The thread is going to be about compilation of all Indian Earth Observation & military purpose reconnaissance satellites, published images and officially released etc. etc.. Though, we can post only officially stated resolution, probably no classification for military and civilian purposes.
In fact, it's possible that we may never come to know about the actual resolution for military purposes or any civil dedicated satellite being used in military, as most data isn't publicized.

For topic:
ISRO has attempted to launch 31 EO satellites so far out of which officially 18 are functioning.:)

Current, reconnaissance series is CartoSat which are to be followed by GISATs.

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Highlightin some:
1. Technology Experiment Satellite (TES)

Technology Experiment Satellite or (TES) is an experimental satellite to demonstrate and validate, in orbit, technologies that could be used in the future satellites of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). TES weighs 1108 kg and was successfully placed in 568 km sun synchronous orbit on October 22, 2001 using the PSLV-C3 version of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. PSLV-C3 also injected two more satellites: PROBA, a Belgian satellite and BIRD, a German satellite.

The technologies demonstrated in TES are attitude and orbit control system, high torque reaction wheels, new reaction control system with optimised thrusters and a single propellant tank, light weight spacecraft structure, solid state recorder, X-band phased array antenna, improved satellite positioning system, miniaturised TTC and power system and, two-mirror-on-axis camera optics.

The Technology Experiment Satellite (TES) has a pan chromatic camera for remote sensing. The camera is which is capable of producing images of 1 metre resolution. 1 m resolution means the camera is able to distinguish between two objects which are separated at least a metre.

The launch of TES made India the second country in the world after the United Statesthat can commercially offer images with one metre resolution.[2] It is used for remote sensing of civilian areas, mapping industry and geographical information services.

TES, which was launched in 2001, helped the US army with high-resolution images during the 9/11 counter-terrorism offensive against the Taliban.
2. CartoSat-1

Cartosat-1 or IRS-P5 is a stereoscopic Earth observation satellite in a sun-synchronous orbit, and the first one of the Cartosat series of satellites. The satellite was built, launched and maintained by the Indian Space Research Organisation. Weighing around 1560 kg at launch, its applications will mainly be towardscartography in India. It was launched byPSLV-C6, on 5 May 2005 from the newly builtSecond Launch Pad at Sriharikota.[4] Images from the satellite will be available fromGeoEye for worldwide distribution. The satellite covers the entire globe in 1867 orbits on a 126-day cycle. Adjacent paths are covered with a separation of eleven days.[5]

Cartosat-1 carries two state-of-the-art panchromatic (PAN) cameras that take black and white stereoscopic pictures of the earth in the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The swath covered by these high resolution PAN cameras is 30 km and their spatial resolution is 2.5 metres.
3. CartoSat-2C
Cartosat-2C is an Earth observation satellitein a sun-synchronous orbit and is a fifth flight unit of Cartosat series of satellites. The satellite is built at space application centre Ahemdabad, launched and maintained by theIndian Space Research Organisation. It was launched on June 22, 2016.[2][3]
 

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is designing a GEO Imaging Satellite (GISAT).
GISAT will carry a GEO Imager with multi-spectral (visible, near infra-red and thermal), multi-resolution (50m to 1.5 km) imaging instruments. GISAT will be placed in geostationary orbit of 36,000 km.
The remote sensing satellites launched by ISRO revisit the same area once in every 2 to 24 days and acquire images of a geographical strip (swath) at different spatial resolution (360 meter to better than 1 meter). GISAT will provide near real time pictures of large areas of the country, under cloud free conditions, at frequent intervals. That is, selected Sector-wise image every 5 minutes and entire Indian landmass image every 30 minutes at 50m spatial resolution.
The total financial outlay for the project is ` 392 crore excluding the launch cost. The amount spent up to March 2012 is ` 9.9 crore and BE provision of ` 50 crore is made for the year 2012-2013.
GISAT is planned to be launched during 2016-17.
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Tentative launch schedule 2017
Q1January 18- GSLV Mk III D1 (SLP) - GSAT-19

H1Q1- PSLV(XL) C37 - EMIsat + SPaDEx + 81 nanosats (USA, Europe)
end March - GSLV Mk II F09 - GSAT-9 (aka South Asia Sat?)
April - PSLV C38 - Cartosat-2D + 3 Diamonds (Australia)

- GSLV Mk II F10 - GISAT (GEO Imaging SATellite)
- GSLV Mk II F11 - GSAT-6A
- PSLV - 8 Skysat-C (tbc)
December - PSLV - Cartosat-2E

- tbd- Mars Observation Mission

piggybacked on PSLV: Microsat, PlanetiQ-1, PlanetiQ-2, InnoSat-2 (Malaysia), CE-SAT1 (Japan), "3 Diamonds", Niusat

Q1- Ariane 5 - GSAT-11

Q1- Ariane 5 - GSAT-17

2018
March - PSLV - Cartosat-3
July - PSLV - Oceansat-3
Q3 - PSLV - EnMap (Germany)
- GSLV Mk II F12 - GSAT-7A
(or December 2017) - GSLV Mk III D2 - GSAT-20
December - GSLV Mk II D9 - Chandrayaan-2


piggybacked on PSLV : IMS(Indian Mini Satellite)/Atmos, IMS-1E, IMS-1F, IinuSat, IMS-B, PARIKSHIT, NEMO-AM (FY 2018-19)
2019
March - PSLV - Cartosat-3A
Q2 - PSLV - RISAT-1A
- PSLV XL - Aditiya-1
December or 2020 - PSLV - Oceansat-3A

piggybacked on PSLV: HYSIS

2020
March - PSLV - Cartosat-3B
- PSLV - RISAT-2A
Q2 - PSLV - Resourcesat-3S
Q2 - PSLV - Resourcesat-3
- PSLV? - MOM-2


2021
Q2 - PSLV - Resourcesat-3SA
Q2 - PSLV - Resourcesat-3A
- GSLV MkII - NISAR (NASA-ISRO SAR sat)

2022
Q1 - PSLV - Resourcesat-3B

Credit: Input~2 of NASA Spaceflight Forum


CartoSat -2D and 2E will screw the limits of Indian Reconnaissance capabilities for sure.:biggrin2:
Though, GISATs aren't as powerful as CartoSats, their weight to resolution ratio is quite impressive. Already in the league of US, China & Israel, India must try to get over GaoFen-4 of China, world's most powerful spy satellite.
 

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Representational Image: Rashtrapati Bhavan from CartoSat-2A by ISRO

The thread is going to be about compilation of all Indian Earth Observation & military purpose reconnaissance satellites, published images and officially released etc. etc.. Though, we can post only officially stated resolution, probably no classification for military and civilian purposes.
In fact, it's possible that we may never come to know about the actual resolution for military purposes or any civil dedicated satellite being used in military, as most data isn't publicized.

For topic:
ISRO has attempted to launch 31 EO satellites so far out of which officially 18 are functioning.:)

Current, reconnaissance series is CartoSat which are to be followed by GISATs.

@ezsasa @Chinmoy @LETHALFORCE @Akask kumar @Screambowl
Never thought New Delhi is so geometrically aligned.... :shock::india:
 

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Tentative launch schedule 2017
Q1January 18- GSLV Mk III D1 (SLP) - GSAT-19

H1Q1- PSLV(XL) C37 - EMIsat + SPaDEx + 81 nanosats (USA, Europe)
end March - GSLV Mk II F09 - GSAT-9 (aka South Asia Sat?)
April - PSLV C38 - Cartosat-2D + 3 Diamonds (Australia)

- GSLV Mk II F10 - GISAT (GEO Imaging SATellite)
- GSLV Mk II F11 - GSAT-6A
- PSLV - 8 Skysat-C (tbc)
December - PSLV - Cartosat-2E

- tbd- Mars Observation Mission

piggybacked on PSLV: Microsat, PlanetiQ-1, PlanetiQ-2, InnoSat-2 (Malaysia), CE-SAT1 (Japan), "3 Diamonds", Niusat

Q1- Ariane 5 - GSAT-11

Q1- Ariane 5 - GSAT-17

2018
March - PSLV - Cartosat-3
July - PSLV - Oceansat-3
Q3 - PSLV - EnMap (Germany)
- GSLV Mk II F12 - GSAT-7A
(or December 2017) - GSLV Mk III D2 - GSAT-20
December - GSLV Mk II D9 - Chandrayaan-2


piggybacked on PSLV : IMS(Indian Mini Satellite)/Atmos, IMS-1E, IMS-1F, IinuSat, IMS-B, PARIKSHIT, NEMO-AM (FY 2018-19)
2019
March - PSLV - Cartosat-3A
Q2 - PSLV - RISAT-1A
- PSLV XL - Aditiya-1
December or 2020 - PSLV - Oceansat-3A

piggybacked on PSLV: HYSIS

2020
March - PSLV - Cartosat-3B
- PSLV - RISAT-2A
Q2 - PSLV - Resourcesat-3S
Q2 - PSLV - Resourcesat-3
- PSLV? - MOM-2


2021
Q2 - PSLV - Resourcesat-3SA
Q2 - PSLV - Resourcesat-3A
- GSLV MkII - NISAR (NASA-ISRO SAR sat)

2022
Q1 - PSLV - Resourcesat-3B

Credit: Input~2 of NASA Spaceflight Forum


CartoSat -2D and 2E will screw the limits of Indian Reconnaissance capabilities for sure.:biggrin2:
Though, GISATs aren't as powerful as CartoSats, their weight to resolution ratio is quite impressive. Already in the league of US, China & Israel, India must try to get over GaoFen-4 of China, world's most powerful spy satellite.
Where is Team Indus launch? :confused1:
 

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Not related to India, but on the topic of EO satellite. The world best high resolution satellite in commercial domain.

Well this is from the Space and intellegence department of my company so not excatly my department and well it's for the civilian side of business.


 

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Israel and India enter into agreement to develop high-res radar satellites
Mr. Avigdor ‘Avi’ Blasberger, the Director-General of the Israel Space Agency. Photograph courtesy of the Israel Space Agency.
The Israel Space Agency (ISA) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have agreed to collaborate on space projects during a recent Israeli visit to India.
Avi Blasberger, the head of ISA, was accompanied by Israel’s Minister for Science, Technology, and Space, Offir Akunis, and former Minister of Science, Technology, and Space and Knesset member Yaakov Perry.
According to Israeli and Indian press reports, Israeli and Indian officials discussed several space and cyber security projects, to include the development of small high-resolution radar imaging satellites.
Israel and India already have a history of space cooperation dating back several years. In 2008, the Israeli commercial radar imaging satellite TecSAR was launched by ISRO. In 2009, Israel supplied India with a radar imaging satellite that New Delhi named RISAT-2.
The discussions between Israeli and Indian officials in Bengaluru are said to have included the creation of a joint working group on developing radar imaging satellites using microwaves.
Other areas of future cooperation in space include research on electric propulsion technologies and satellite communications.
Cyber security is another area ripe for Israeli and Indian cooperation given Israeli expertise in this area as well as Indian talent in coding. Further, both countries are seeking to do more to meet the challenges of an ever expanding threat environment in cyberspace.
Additionally, both Israel and India will likely benefit from the opportunities afforded by expanded cooperation in space and cyber security.
“Connecting academic institutions and industry from both countries will stimulate knowledge creation and foster innovation, techno-entrepreneurship, intellectual property and prototypes,” said Dr Harsh Vardhan, India’s Minister for Science and Technology, who met with Avi Blasberger and Offir Akunis during their visit to India.
“Israel is known as the startup nation and we can contribute, and be contributed to by Indian researchers, universities, etc. It works quite well,” said former Israeli Minister for Science, Technology, and Space Yaakov Perry. “India and Israel share the same values and are facing the problems, seeing the present and looking for the future. And I think that Israel can learn a lot from India and India can learn a lot from Israel.”
 

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PES University bags Rs 2.2 crore DRDO project
By Express News Service | Published: 29th December 2016 02:25 AM |
Last Updated: 29th December 2016 05:58 AM


BENGALURU: After successfully launching a satellite developed by students with the help of ISRO, PES University has now bagged another project from Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
Hyderabad-based Research Centre Imarat, which is a part of DRDO, has awarded a project called Sindhu Netra to PES University. The estimated cost of the project is around `2.2 crore.
Dr Balasubramnya Murthy, Vice-Chancellor of PES University, said, “This project by DRDO will help in identifying suspicious ships through sattelite imaging.”
 

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