By :FE Online|
New Delhi |Updated: Nov 27, 2019 10: 26: 45 am
Cartosat 3 launch Highlights: CARTOSAT-3 satellite is being launched in order to address the increase in user’s demands for large scale urban planning, use of coastal lands, rural resource and infrastructure development and land cover.
Cartosat 3 launch Highlights:ISRO’s CARTOSAT 3 satellite was success fully launched from India’s spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday. CARTOSAT-3 is ISRO’s third-generation satellite having high-resolution imaging capability. The satellite was launched at 0928 hrs IST on PSLV-C 47 rocket along 13 other commercial nanosatellites from the US into Sun Synchronous orbit from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota. Through the launch, CARTOSAT-3 satellite will be placed in a 509 -km far away orbit at an inclination of 97 5 degree. With 6 solid strap-on motors, PSLV-C 47 is the 21 st flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration. This mission is ISRO’s 74 th launch mission that will take place from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.
The CARTOSAT-3 satellite was launched in order to address the increase in user’s demands for large scale urban planning, use of coastal lands, rural resource and infrastructure development and land cover. The launch, scheduled for November 27, will be ISRO’s first mission following the launch of Chandrayaan-2 on July 22.
ISRO CARTOSAT-3 launch Highlights
The CARTOSAT-3 satellite is considered to be Cartosat series ‘imaging satellite with the highest resolution and Mx of 1 meter, a major improvement from its series’ earlier payloads. It has 60 per cent lesser weight in comparison to Cartosat-2. Other satellites in the Cartosat series are Cartosat-1, Cartosat-2, Cartosat-2A, Cartosat-2B, Cartosat-2C, Cartosat-2D, Cartosat-2E.
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