Jul 18, 1980

Rohini Satellite RS-1

Rohini Satellite RS-1RS-1 was a 35 kg experimental spin stabilized satellite designed with a power handling capability of 16W. It was successfully launched onboard SLV-3 from SHAR Centre on July 18, 1980 into an orbit of 305 x 919 km with an inclination of 44.7°. All the fourth stage parameters of SLV-3 were successfully telemetered to the ground stations by RS-1 during the launch phase. The satellite had an orbital life of 9 months. The satellite carried Digital sun sensor, Magnetometer and temperature sensors. The structure was made of Aluminium Alloy.

 

Mission Experimental
Weight 35 kg
Onboard power 16 Watts
Communication VHF band
Stabilization Spin stabilized
Payload Launch vehicle monitoring instruments
Launch date July 18,1980
Launch site SHAR Centre, Sriharikota, India
Launch vehicle SLV-3
Orbit 305 x 919 km
Inclination 44.7 deg.
Mission life 1.2 years
Orbital life 20 months
Launch Mass: 
35 kg
Mission Life: 
1.2 years
Power: 
16 Watts
Launch Vehicle: 
SLV-3E2
Type of Satellite: 
Experimental
Manufacturer: 
ISRO
Owner: 
ISRO