ISRO's OceanSat-2 payloads beam good quality data

ISRO's OceanSat-2 payloads beam good quality data

The first day image showing the mosaic of India, taken from ISRO’s OceanSat-2.

The three payloads, Ocean Colour Monitor, Scatterometer and Radio Occultation Sounder for Atmospheric Studies, are already providing good quality data.

A release by ISRO stated that the data provided by the different sensors on-board Oceansat-2, will also facilitate monitoring of turbidity and suspended sediments, sea-state and sea-surface winds, meteorological and climatological studies. The satellite will collect the data over the entire globe once in two days.

The Ocean Colour Monitor (OCM), a multi-spectral imaging radiometer, provides information on chlorophyll concentration, and helps locating Potential Fisheries Zones.
The Scatterometer, an active microwave sensor, facilitates retrieval of sea-surface wind speed and direction, and monitoring polar sea-ice.

The Radio Occultation Sounder measures the parameters pertaining to lower atmosphere and ionosphere.

 Oceansat-2 was launched by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C14) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota on September 23 along with six nano satellites from other countries in the desired orbit. 

All  instruments onboard Oceansat-2 are working satisfactorily, according to ISRO.