ISRO’s CARTOSAT-3, 13 US Nano Satellites launched


New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s Earth Imaging Satellite CARTOSAT-3 and 13 from US Nano Satellites were launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

The heavy-lift rocket PSLV-C47 carrying 14 satellites, one from India and 13 from the US, blasted off from the space Centre in Andhra Pradesh this morning.

This is being dubbed as the milestone for ISRO for launching 300 foreign satellites.

The Cartosat-3 is an agile satellite that can take high-resolution photos of the Earth. It will be placed in an orbit of 509 km.

ISRO  has said Cartosat 3 is an advanced agile satellite to obtain panchromatic and multispectral imagery and will have an operational life of five years.


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