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TES
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TES
TES
Indian military surveillance satellite. TES was an imaging satellite equipped with cameras and instruments to test military reconnaissance satellite technology. Earth Observing, Technology satellite for ISRO, India. Launched 2001. Used IRS-1 Bus.

Status: Operational 2001. First Launch: 2001-10-22. Last Launch: 2001-10-22. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 1,108 kg (2,442 lb).

It was probably based on the IRS remote sensing satellite and carried a one-meter resolution panchromatic camera. India decided to develop an independent indigenous reconnaissance satellite capability after the 1999 incursion of Pakistani troops into disputed territory in Kashmir caught it by surprise. TES was developed by ISRO, the Indian Space Research Organization.


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Family: Military surveillance sat, Surveillance. Country: India. Launch Vehicles: PSLV. Launch Sites: Sriharikota, Sriharikota PSLV. Agency: ISRO. Bibliography: 2, 296, 11885, 13272.
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2001 October 22 - . 04:53 GMT - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Complex: Sriharikota PSLV. Launch Vehicle: PSLV.
  • TES - . Mass: 1,108 kg (2,442 lb). Nation: India. Agency: ISRO. Class: Surveillance. Type: Military surveillance satellite. Spacecraft Bus: IRS. Spacecraft: TES. USAF Sat Cat: 26957 . COSPAR: 2001-049A. Apogee: 592 km (367 mi). Perigee: 533 km (331 mi). Inclination: 97.6000 deg. Period: 95.90 min.

    Launch delayed from July 20. The PS4 upper stage deployed the 1108 kg Indian TES (Technology Experiment Satellite) into a sun-synchronous orbit at 05:09:10 GMT. TES was an imaging satellite equipped with cameras and instruments to test military reconnaissance satellite technology. It was probably based on the IRS remote sensing satellite and carried a one-meter resolution panchromatic camera. India decided to develop an independent indigenous reconnaissance satellite capability after the 1999 incursion of Pakistani troops into disputed territory in Kashmir caught it by surprise. TES was developed by ISRO, the Indian Space Research Organization.



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