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RISAT-2 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 34807
Int'l Code: 2009-019A
Perigee: 470.5 km
Apogee: 478.2 km
Inclination: 41.2 °
Period: 93.9 minutes
Semi major axis: 6845 km
RCS: 1.3307 m2 (large)
Launch date: April 20, 2009
Source: India (IND)
Launch site: SIRHARIKOTA (SRI)

RISAT 2 is a radar spy satellite, fitted with a dish-like radar antenna designed to see through darkness, clouds and camouflage. The satellite, weighs about 660 pounds [300 kg] at launch and was built by Israel Aerospace Industries. It is designed for an orbit with an altitude of about 342 miles [550 km] and inclined 41 degrees to the equator. Radars transmit beams toward Earth and measure the reflected signals to create detailed images of objects on the ground. This satellite provides an important new capability for Indian intelligence services. Previous Indian satellites, including a high-resolution observer launched last April, carried optical imaging sensors that were hampered by darkness and bad weather conditions on the ground.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 34807U 09019A   17177.61569035 +.00002430 +00000-0 +82116-4 0  9990
2 34807 041.2142 228.3270 0005616 146.5449 347.0048 15.32882338459594
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC