IRS-1A (see Mission Space, pages 160-161), the first of a series of indigenous state-ofart remote-sensing satellites, was successfully launched into a Polar Sun-synchronous orbit on 17 March 1988 from the Soviet Cosmodrome at Baikonur. IRS-1A carried two cameras, LISS-I and LISS-II, with resolutions of 73 m (239.5 ft) and 36.25 m (118.5 ft) respectively with a swath width of about 140 km during each pass over the country.