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RESOURCESAT 2 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 37387
Int'l Code: 2011-015A
Perigee: 824.8 km
Apogee: 829.2 km
Inclination: 98.7 °
Period: 101.3 minutes
Semi major axis: 7197 km
RCS: 5.6004 m2 (large)
Launch date: April 20, 2011
Source: India (IND)
Launch site: SRIHARIKOTA (SRI)

RESOURCESAT 2 will help officials respond to natural disasters, monitor agriculture and manage urban and rural roads and infrastructure. The satellite will aid environmental scientists in measuring soil contamination, tracking water resources and monitoring land use trends. India's national security agencies will also use Resourcesat 2 data. The spacecraft carries three visible and infrared cameras with a peak resolution of 5.8 meters, or 19 feet. The imagers are upgraded versions of the cameras flying on Resourcesat 1, an aging predecessor satellite that has already outlived its lifetime projections. Designed to operate for at least five years, Resourcesat 2 also features advanced and miniaturized electronics and carries an experimental ship-tracking Automatic Identification System instrument to collect position, speed and other information from seagoing vessels. The AIS payload was built by Com Dev of Canada.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 37387U 11015A   19323.84494311 +.00000021 +00000-0 +29729-4 0  9994
2 37387 098.7026 036.9225 0003063 270.9999 089.0811 14.21637442445516
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC