• It is a remote sensing satellite
  • It was launched by PSLV-C36
  • Resourcesat-2A weighs 1,235 kg and is placed into an 817 km polar sun synchronous orbit (i.e. orbiting pole-to-pole).
  • The mission life of Resourcesat-2A is five years
  • Its cameras will give regular micro and macro information on land and water bodies below, forests, farm lands and crop extent, coastal information, mineral deposits, rural and urban spreads besides helping in disaster management


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