ISRO to launch Cartosat 3, 13 nanosatellites from us
Kautilya Academy 19-11-2019
ISRO tp launch Cartosat 3, 13 nanosatellites from us
ISRO to launch Cartosat 3, 13 nanosatellites from US:-
The Indian space agency, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), is to launch its cartography satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 commercial nanosatellites into sun-synchronous orbit on 25 November. ISRO's rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XL variant (PSLV-C47) will put into orbit Cartosat-3 and 13 commercial nanosatellites from the US on 25 November. PSLV-C47 is the 21st flight of PSLV in XL configuration. The satellite will be placed in an orbit of 509 km at an inclination of 97.5 degrees. 13 nanosatellites: The 13 nanosatellites from the US is a part of the commercial arrangement with NewSpace India Ltd. NSIL is a new company that was set up recently under the Department of Space. Cartosat-3: Cartosat-3 satellite is a third-generation agile, advanced satellite with high-resolution imaging capability. It is an earth observational or remote sensing satellite.
It can produce images with one of the most high-resolution in the world, and certainly the highest of any satellites under ISRO's umbrella. Cartosat-3 has an advanced and better spatial version with a resolution of up to 0.25m (25cm) as compared to the Cartosat-2 series satellites. It has been developed so, as it is to produce high-resolution pictures that will be used for strategic applications.