Oceansat-2 satellite mainframe systems derive their heritage from previous IRS missions and launched by PSLV-C14 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota on Sept. 23, 2009.
It carries three payloads:
- Ocean Colour Monitor (OCM)
- Ku-band Pencil Beam scatterometer (SCAT) developed by ISRO
- Radio Occultation Sounder for Atmosphere (ROSA) developed by the Italian Space Agency.
Oceansat-2 is envisaged to provide continuity of
operational services of Oceansat-1(IRS-P4) with enhanced application potential.