LAUNCH CENTER

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Thu Sep 12 2002
Indian Space Research Organization

KALPANA-1

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LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

September 12, 2002 at 6:23 AM EDT

(September 12, 2002 at 10:23 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

September 12, 2002 at 6:23 AM EDT

(September 12, 2002 at 10:23 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

September 12, 2002 at 6:23 AM EDT

(September 12, 2002 at 10:23 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Earth Science
    • Kalpana-1 was the first dedicated meteorological satellite launched by Indian Space Research Organisation using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on 12 September 2002. The satellite is three-axis stabilized and is powered by solar panels, getting up to 550 watts (0.74 hp) of power. The METSAT bus was used as the basis for the Chandrayaan lunar orbiter mission of 2008.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Sriharikota, Republic of India

    Pad

    Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad