TES

Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

Technology Experiment Satellite (TES) is Indian remote sensing and photo-reconnaissance satellite. The 1108 kg satellite carries a one-meter resolution panchromatic camera 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). It was successfully placed in 572 km Sun-synchronous orbit on 22 October 2001 using the PSLV-C3. The PSLV-C3 also injected two more satellites: PROBA, a Belgian satellite and BIRD, a German satellite.

PSLV

Family: PSLV
Configuration:

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is an expendable medium-lift launch vehicle designed and operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It was developed to allow India to launch its Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites into sun-synchronous orbits, a service that was, until the advent of the PSLV in 1993, commercially available only from Russia. PSLV can also launch small size satellites into Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO).

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    44.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    2.8 m
  • Launch Mass
    295 T
  • Thrust
    4847 kN
Family
  • Name
    PSLV
  • Family
    PSLV
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    PSLV
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $21000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    3800 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    1200 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    1750 kg

Indian Space Research Organization

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Chairman: S. Somanath Founded: 1969 Successes: 77 Failures: 13 Pending: 14

Agency Type: Government

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bangalore. Its vision is to "harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration."

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